Honourable Bob Mackenzie Park Ball Hockey Rink

Honourable Bob Mackenzie Park is an existing 0.38 hectare neighbourhood park that was constructed in 2014. The park address is 122 Province Street North in Ward 4. This park was previously known as Crown Point East Park.


Park amenities include:

  • Senior play structure
  • Natural junior play structure
  • Walking loop path
  • Drinking fountain
  • Seating and sun shelter

Honourable Bob M Ball Hockey Street Map 2016


In 2014, The City of Hamilton passed a By-Law (14-302) was to close a portion of Roxborough Avenue. The closed street is located between Province Street North and Graham Avenue North within Ward 4 to the north of Honourable Bob Mackenzie Park. The bylaw permits street festivals, ball hockey, bicycling and walking.

The City's Landscape Architectural Services is working with a consultant to design an 11m x 34m (35 by 110 feet) ball hockey rink. This rink is roughly one quarter size compared to an NHL sized hockey rink. Construction will occur in multiple phases will occur in multiple phases.

Phase 1 work

  • Coloured hockey rink line painting on Roxborough Avenue
  • Temporary fencing on each end of the rink
  • Warning and rules of use signage
  • Seating benches and garbage cans beside the rink

Phase 1 is now complete!

Possible future phases

  • Permanent road closure bollards
  • Full hockey boards with fencing
  • More benches as needed
  • Winter ice
  • Additional signage

Estimated construction start date: To be determined


June 2016 - The phase 1 ball hockey rink is now open and ready for use.

The permanent rink is currently undergoing detailed design. Monitor this web page for updates as the project progresses.

Public involvement

Public consultation meetings have been held and one mailing has been circulated to park neighbours:

Ball/Ice Hockey Concept Update
Held June 28, 2016
Topic: Project Update included construction information and permanent rink design update.

Ball/Ice Hockey Concept Presentation
Held March 29, 2016
Topic: Notice of Proposed Ball Hockey Street
Issued the week of February 29, 2016 - Notice to park neighbours regarding the design and construction schedule.

Ball Hockey Concept Presentation
Held January 18, 2016
Topic: Crown Point Community Planning Team meeting


Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Councillor Sam Merulla’s Office
Phone: 905-546-4512

Ken Wheaton
Project Manager
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2289
Email: ken.wheaton@hamilton.ca