Stadium Precinct Park

The Stadium Precinct Community Park will be located on the former Dominion Glass factory (Dom Glass) site at 43 Lloyd Street in Ward 3 of the City of Hamilton.  The Dom Glass site is approximately 4.6 ha. in size and is bounded by residential and commercial to the south, CN Rail lands to the north, Gage Avenue to the east, and industrial lands to the west. The site was acquired to replace Brian Timmis field which was lost due to the realignment of Tim Horton’s Field.  Additionally, the site provides opportunity for neighbourhood parkland amenities in a community that is highly deficient.

Location of Stadium Precinct Park Map

Background

The committed recreational program for the Stadium Precinct Community Park includes an artificial-turf soccer/football field with stadium seating and lighting, a field house building, parking lot and entry road. Parkland amenities will also be provided.

The park program will be determined through consultation with the public and stakeholders. A public meeting , along with an online survey, was held in June to gather input on the priorities for the park. Thank you to all who participated! A summary of the public feedback we received is attached below. Playground and open green space were ranked highest priority park amenities by both public meeting attendees and survey respondents.

The top 10 additional park amenity suggestions (in order of popularity) were:

  1. Splash pad
  2. Public washrooms
  3. Planting: trees/shrubs/flowers/gardens/natural habitat
  4. Drinking water: water fountains/bottle refill/dog hydration
  5. Off-leash dog area - Please note the City does not recommend a dog park at Stadium Precinct Park. Currently, Ward 3 meets the recommendation of the Outdoor Study and the goal outlined in the City’s Leash-Free Policy (2003) of one “free running area” per ward. According to the Outdoor Study, the City of Hamilton’s provision rate with respect to dog parks is high compared to other municipalities in Southern Ontario. The benchmarking review found that most municipalities are currently providing at least one dedicated off-leash dog park; the average per capita ratio is one for every 113,000 residents. If Hamilton’s 2 dog parks and 5 free running areas are combined, the City’s current provision level is better than the average (approximately 1:74,400). 
  6. Picnic area
  7. Community gardens
  8. Walking / running track
  9. Adult fitness equipment
  10. Seating

The project team will be meeting with stakeholder groups over the Summer as the design for the park progresses and we will be hosting another public meeting in the Fall to present the park concept.

Progress

Stadium Precinct Timeline:

  • 2012 - Start of public consultation to shape the Stadium Precinct.
  • 2013 - Brian Timmis Field removed and construction started on Tim Hortons Field.
  • 2014 - Tim Hortons Field opened.
  • 2015 - Public Information Centre – Stadium Precinct Update
  • 2018 - Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre opened.

Community Park Timeline:

  • 2014 - City of Hamilton acquired the 43 Lloyd Street property (Dom Glass site)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Preliminary environmental reporting
  • 2015 - Demolition of Dom Glass buildings
  • 2018 to 2021 - Environmental reporting and Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) approvals
  • Monday 17th June, 2019 - Public Information Centre #1 – Priorities for the park - Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
  • Summer 2019 - Conceptual design of the Stadium Precinct Community Park, including ongoing consultation with stakeholders
  • Fall 2018 - Public Information Centre #2 - presentation of conceptual design
  • 2018 to 2022 - Detailed design of park and field house, including environmental mitigation measures, MECP approvals and permits
  • 2022 - Possible start of park construction, pending MECP and budget approvals

Documents

Contact Us

If you have any questions or wish to submit a comment, please contact:
Sarah Eakins, Landscape Architect – Project Manager
Phone (905) 546-2424 ext. 4667
Email sarah.eakins@hamilton.ca