Improving our Parks

Gage Park

Gage Park is a 30 hectare multi-use park located at 1000 Main Street East in Ward 3.

The site is bounded by Main Street East, Gage Avenue, Lawrence Road and the homes of Rothsay Avenue. Gage Park is being upgraded in accordance with the Master Plan (2010). Due to the large number, upgrades are being done in multiple stages over many years. 

CSLA LogoThe Canadian Society of Landscape Architects has awarded Hamilton's Gage Park with the CSLA's Inaugural Legacy Project Award for 2016. Learn more about the recognition.

Construction Update

The Gage Park Walkway Improvements project will include the paving of the main loop pathway and paving of minor pathways to improve accessibility to key areas, such as the washroom buildings, playground area and bandshell.  The plan markup of the walkway improvements is available for review (PDF, 1 MB). We thank you for you patience and understanding as we work to improve our parks.

March 2022 Construction Update: Between September 2021 and December 2021, existing gravel walkways were excavated and replaced with new gravel. New walkways were installed to the bandshell, and around the playground. Several concrete bench pads and waste receptacle pads were installed throughout the park, adjacent to the walkways. In December 2021, construction on the walkway was paused for the winter season. When the spring weather allows, the Contractor will mobilize to complete asphalt work, bench installation and sod/seed restoration adjacent to the walkways and disturbed areas. In order to safely complete the remaining work, a series of intermittent closures along the pedestrian pathway is required. Signs are posted on the construction fence directing users to multiple access points where users can pass through the closed portions of walkway. The Phasing Plan (PDF, 864 KB) will also be posted on site in high-traffic areas. 

Progress

  • October 2021 to June 2022 - Main walkway loop improvements
  • March 2021 to July 2021 - Construction of the Delta, Rothsay and Montclair entrance features
  • 2017 - Construction of new tropical greenhouse in progress
  • August 29, 2015 - Pump track opening
  • July 2015 - Replacement of walkway lights on the west side
  • Spring 2015 - Gage Avenue South sidewalk and entrance
  • June 2014 - Fountain terraces rebuilt
  • May 2013 - Fountain restoration completed
  • 2012 - Redevelopment of baseball diamonds 
  • 2011 - Construction of greenhouses
  • 2009 to 2010 - Perennial gardens and Main Street entrance

Gage Park has been evolving since 1919.

The park includes:

  • the Children’s Museum
  • Gage Park Fountain
  • perennial gardens
  • Public Works yard
  • greenhouses
  • the tropical house
  • the Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club
  • the Rosedale Tennis Club
  • the Robinson Bandshell
  • rose gardens
  • baseball diamonds
  • play areas
  • spray pad
  • an extensive walkway system
  • open green passive areas
  • mature trees

Gage Park Master Plan

The Gage Park Master Plan was approved on March 31, 2010. This plan will guide all future development work in the park. 

Contact us

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

Ken Wheaton, OALA, CSLA
Project Manager
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2289
Email: [email protected]