Eastwood Park Redevelopment
|November 9, 2011 - This webpage has been updated with additional project background information, the meeting report from the 1st public meeting held on October 5, 2011, and the written comment sheets received to date. City Staff is currently reviewing the public's comments and considering the next course of action for both the arena and park. An update will be provided early in 2012.|
PUBLIC COMMENTS INVITED
|Please fill out the comment sheet available here and mail or email it to the Project Manager. Addresses can be found at the bottom of this page.|
|The City has initiated the pre-planning investigations to determine some of the problems and opportunities for the future of the park and arena. The Secondary Plan for West Harbour, titled 'Setting Sail' (2005) recommended the City prepare facilities and landscaping master plans for Eastwood Park. There are several issues that need to be considered.|
a) Eastwood Arena is underutilized and new uses need to be defined to increase its use.
b) The physical condition of the arena requires basic improvements, however, the future use and demand needs to
be validated in order to justify an appropriate capital budget.
c) Through recreation planning studies, the City has seen a decline in baseball needs since 1994, and a steady
increase in soccer demand. Eastwood Park has been identified as a candidate site for a sports field conversion.
d) The City is a partner in hosting the Toronto 2015 PanAm Games. Ivor Wynne Stadium is being rebuilt and will
result in the removal of Brian Timmis Stadium and field. There is an opportunity to rebuild that field and stadium at
||Eastwood Park is located at 111 Burlington St E in Ward 2, Hamilton, ON. The site is bounded by Burlington St. E. (south side), Ferguson Ave. N. (east side), Dock Service Rd. (north side), and Mary St. (west side). It encompasses approximately 5.77 hectares (14.26 acres) of land and includes the Eastwood Arena, 2 baseball diamonds, 2 t-ball diamonds, a class 'C' soccer field, a playground, multi-purpose court, spray pad, park building, and 2 on-site parking lots. |
A unique aspect of the park is it contains an underground storm sewer overflow facility located in the north east portion of the site under the soccer field. This 'CSO tank' is part of a system of 9 similar facilities across the city that are an essential part of the clean up strategy for Hamilton Harbour.
Eastwood Park was originally known as the North End Park. It was first opened as a park in 1908. On January 18, 1911, North End Park was renamed in honour of John Morrison Eastwood (1864 - 1927), co-founder and vice president of the Hamilton Playgrounds Association, editor of the Hamilton Daily Times, and Alderman (1903 - 1906).
|The issues concerning the arena need to be considered now in order to determine how to increase use of the arena and to plan for an appropriate capital budget and improvements. The park improvements to Eastwood Park are not scheduled for several years into the future, however, the need to replace the field from Brian Timmis Stadium presents an immediate opportunity for Eastwood Park as funding for this field replacement is in place and a suitable location needs to be determined.|
PUBLIC MEETING No.1
|For further information please contact:|
Lawrence Stasiuk, OALA, CSLA
Landscape Architectural Services
Public Works Department
City of Hamilton
77 James Street North, Suite 400
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K3
Tel: (905) 546-2424 ext. 2292
Fax: (905) 546-4515
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