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East London Master Plan

East Lions Park Master Plan


With the addition of the new Community Centre, the City of London has embarked on a Master Plan for East Lions Park, with the goal of integrating the new building within the park and forming a connected experience, while preserving as much of the park space as possible. This is also a great opportunity to enhance the park and make it a true social hub for the community.

The proposed Master Plan for East Lions Park is a mix of an active and a passive park, and includes:

  • A new layout that complements the future Community Centre building
  • A new playground
  • A full size soccer field
  • A tennis court, a pickleball court, and a basketball court that can turn into an ice rink
  • A loop pathway with seating areas
  • More trees and a dry pond garden

Community Consultations

A Park Master Plan Open House took place on February 9th, 2017.  About 60 people attended the meeting to see the proposed plans for the park and to provide feedback to City staff.  You can still view the documents here and provide comments by March 3rd, 2017.

A Park Survey was held in the summer of 2016 and over 100 people participated. The results informed the design process for the Park Master Plan.

Prior community consultations also happened along with the Community Centre Open Houses held on June 22 and March 3, 2016, where staff collected comments and suggestions from the public regarding the plans for the park.

Anticipated Schedule

  • Demolition of existing building, outdoor pool, wading pool, tennis courts and the removal of existing playground – Late Summer 2017
  • Community Centre construction - Late Summer 2017 to early 2019
  • New building and playground to be open – Early 2019
  • Park construction - To start spring 2019
  • Completion of East Lions Park - Summer 2020

For more information

If you have any comments or questions regarding the project, or would like to be added to our email list please contact us at: EastCC@london.ca or call (519) 661-4980.

There is information available on the new East Lions Community Centre featuring an indoor pool, gymnasium, multi-purpose activity space and Artisan Centre and to see boards from prior public open houses.

Accessibility

We are inviting comments and suggestions from residents regarding the accessible design features of this project, as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

More specifically, we would like to consult on the following items:

  • Recreational Trails:
    • Is a grasspave area a desirable feature
       
  • Outdoor play spaces:
    • The needs of children and caregivers with various disabilities
       
  • Exterior path of travel – Rest areas:
    • The design and placement of rest areas along the exterior path of travel
       
  • Accessible on-street parking:
    • The need, location and design of accessible on-street parking space
       

Please contact 519-661-2500 Ext. 2425 or accessibility@london.ca if you need information in an alternate format, or require the assistance of a communication support. Arrangements are made upon request by submitting a Customer Accommodation Request Form, and at no additional cost.

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