Parks are shared spaces for members of the community to get active, socialize and connect with nature. They are places built for the community, with the community in mind. Each year, the Town of Milton expands and enhances its park inventory, through new park development and park redevelopment. For a full listing of our parks, visit our parks and facility directory.

Investing in parks of possibility

In 2022, the Town of Milton is investing over $3.7 million in designing and building parks of possibility.

The Town develops new parks, and invests in upgrades and improvements to existing parks and open spaces, as required. Park development and redevelopment projects are approved annually through the capital budget. Park capital projects and budgets are approved by Council through two phases – design approval and construction approval.

Development process

Planning for new parks begins years before a park is built, through park land designation in Milton’s Official Plan.

Park development and redevelopment projects are prioritized through the Town’s 10-year parks budget forecast. This ensures that parks are redeveloped and continue to meet current standards and community needs. This may include alteration, repair or replacement of park elements at end of useful life.

Park projects typically undergo a design phase for one year. During the design phase, Town staff engage with stakeholders, agencies and the community to develop the park design and secure the required approvals and permits for construction. Construction typically takes place in subsequent years, subject to budget approval.

 Design phase process

The process of the design phase includes the following steps:

  1. Budget approval
  2. Project launch
  3. Community engagement
  4. Conceptual design
  5. Detailed design

Construction phase process

The process during the construction year include the following steps:

  1. Budget approval
  2. Tender process
  3. Construction underway
  4. Construction complete
  5. Park opening

For a copy of the final concept of parks undergoing construction, contact us

Recent and ongoing park projects

Parks in design phase

The current list of parks in design phase, as of spring 2021.
ParkAddressProjectPark typeExpected construction yearGet involvedStatus
Walker Neighbourhood Park 1325 Kovachik Blvd. New Neighbourhood Park 2023 Let's Talk Milton Community engagement

 

Baldwin Park 191 Wilson Dr. Redevelopment N/A 2023 Let's Talk Milton Community engagement
Chris Hadfield Park 1 Chris Hadfield Way Redevelopment N/A 2023 Let's Talk Milton Community engagement

Parks in construction phase

The current list of parks in construction phase, as of spring 2021.
ParkAddressProjectExpected construction startExpected completion
Omagh Park 9830 Britannia Rd.

Redevelopment

  • Ball field redevelopment
  • Children’s play area
  • Parking lot
  • Open lawn areas
  • Asphalt pathways
  • Site furnishings and signage
  • Park shelter
  • Multi-use court
  • Tree preservation and planting
  • Grading and drainage improvement

Note: The Omagh bell monument and neighbourhood interpretive sign will remain in the park.

Spring 2021 Spring 2022
Cobban Neighbourhood Park 840 Whitlock Ave.

New

  • Children’s play area
  • Spray pad
  • Shade shelter
  • Multi-use court
  • Soccer field
  • Park pathways
  • Parking lot
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Open grass areas
  • Site furniture and signage
 Spring 2022  Winter 2022
Moorelands Park  504 Laurier Ave. 

Redevelopment

  • Widened asphalt pathway
  • Pathway lights
  • Site furniture
  • Signage
  • Relocated boulder
  • Tree and shrub planting
  • Enhanced naturalization planting
 Fall 2022  Winter 2022

Recently completed park projects

  • Benjamin Chee Chee Park (new) 1350 Chee Chee Landing
  • Coxe Boulevard Park (redevelopment) 314 Coxe Boulevard
  • Coulson Park (redevelopment) 754 Coulson Ave.
  • Kingsleigh Park (redevelopment) 265 Kingsleigh Crt.
  • Moffat Park (redevelopment) 1250 No. 5 Side Road
  • Sam Sheratt Trail (redevelopment) Adjacent to Drury Park condominiums

Types of parks

Milton has a hierarchy of park types to serve the needs of the community and beyond. Each park has typical site amenities.

Community park 

A community park is the largest park of the parks classification and may contain unique facilities that attract the entire Milton community.

These parks may be part of a larger development that includes civic facilities like a recreation centre. Community level parks provide active recreational facilities for organized and competitive sports, special events and tournaments. A community park may also include large landscaped spaces with site furniture to act as gathering or entrance plazas.

Some amenities may include:

  • Sports fields (tennis court, soccer field, cricket pitch, beach volleyball court, baseball diamond, multi-use courts and/or other active facilities)
  • Parking lots
  • Major play areas with playground equipment
  • Spray pad
  • Programmed recreation areas
  • Naturalized areas, floral display beds and/or water feature
  • Community facility
  • Specialized landscape features
  • Pathway system linking parking with buildings and other site features
  • Community-wide programming opportunities
  • Public art

List of community parks in Milton:

  • Milton Community Park, 805 Santa Maria Blvd., Milton ON L9T 2X5

District park

A district park services several neighbourhoods. The primary purpose of a district park is to provide active recreational facilities for organized sports, special events and tournaments. 

Some amenities may include:

  • Active sports facility (tennis court, soccer field, cricket pitch, beach volleyball court, baseball diamond, multi-use courts and/or other active facilities)
  • Play areas with playground equipment
  • Parking spaces
  • Naturalized areas with a variety of trees
  • Paved pathway system 
  • Seating areas with a variety of amenities (benches, bike racks, etc.)
  • Park service building with public washroom, storage, shade and rain protection, shelter and/or picnic pavilion
  • Spray pad

List of district parks in Milton:

  • Bristol District Park, 1098 Thompson Rd. S., Milton ON L9T 2X5
  • Lions District Park, 99 Thompson R. S., Milton ON L9T 7Z1
  • Kinsmen Park, 196 Wilson Dr., Milton ON L9T 3J9
  • Sherwood District Park, 6125 Main St. W., Milton ON  L9T 8E8

Linear park

Linear parks are off-road pathways that enhance community connection. They include trail corridors, grassed open space and/or natural areas with mature trees that provide essential connections to park facilities. Linear parks are not considered part of the parkland dedication for development.

Neighbourhood park

A neighbourhood park has a central location in a local neighbourhood.

Some amenities may include:

  • Active sports facility such as soccer or ball fields intended for casual and programmed use
  • Parking is providing within the park or shared with a nearby school
  • Naturalized areas which are enhanced by their close proximity to existing woodlots, streams or mature trees

  • Turf areas, tree and shrub planting
  • Maintained activity areas and paved walkways with lighting
  • Seating areas
  • Play areas with playground equipment
  • Spray pad, multi-purpose court(s) and gazebo or shade structure
  • Additional signage such as neighbourhood history and interactive panels

Village square 

A village square is a small park typically located within sub-neighbourhoods. Typically, this park does not have active recreational facilities and because of its size, may not require naturalized areas.

This type of park provides a passive recreational experience. If possible, a village square will provide a link to the larger open space systems like creeks or woodlots.

Some amenities may include:

  • Variety of trees
  • Paved pathway
  • Seating areas
  • Play areas with playground equipment
  • Shade structures