Churchill Park

Churchill Park is located at 199 Glen Road, in Ward 1. It is a developed park operated by the City of Hamilton on land owned by the Royal Botanical Gardens. The park is surrounded by a natural woodlot, ravine lands and Cootes Paradise.

These lands are included within the Niagara Escarpment Plan and designated as part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks and Open Space System (NEPOSS).

Background

Churchill Park includes two pieces of property covering 19.12 hectares (47.24 acres). The athletic fields cover 14.56 hectares (35.98 acres). The other parcel is the former Royal Botanical Gardens Teaching Gardens which cover 4.56 hectares (11.27 acres) in size. 

The athletic field parcel currently contains:

  • a former lawn bowling facility and clubhouse
  • three baseball fields
  • three soccer pitches
  • a cricket pitch
  • field house
  • spray pad
  • playground area

Documents

Progress

  • 2016 - Phase 1 Detailed Design NEC Approvals and Tender
  • Churchill Park Management Plan sent to the Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Ministry of Natural Resources for review and approval
  • September 21, 2014 - Churchill Park Management Plan approved by the Royal Botanical Gardens Board 
  • June 25, 2014 - Churchill Park Management Plan approved by Council

Implementation

Implementation of the Churchill Park Master Plan will occur over a period of years and in several phases. The schedule is dependent upon approval of capital funding through the regular City capital budget process.  The phase 1 component is currently in progress in the detail design stage.  This work includes the baseball sports area bounded by the former lawn bowling building on the south, Parkside Drive on the east, the small hill by the field house and upper level soccer fields in the north, and the woodlot along the west side.

Phase 1 includes:

  • regrading the turf area to create rain gardens for storm water management in the park and along Parkside Drive
  • creating a granular pathway from Devon Drive to Marion Avenue.  This pathway will extend northerly to the driveway off of Oak Knoll Drive. 
  • planting new native trees to enhance the forest edge and to provide shade in the future.  

Contact us

If you have any questions or wish to submit a comment, contact:

Hin Tat Lam
Landscape Architect
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4621
Email: ht.lam@hamilton.ca