Wallace Parkette

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In the fall of 2021, the Town of Whitby started the detailed design for the re-development and improvement of Wallace Park located on the south side of Wallace Drive (behind Town Hall). The parkette will help serve a diversity of ages and abilities of the growing community for years to come.

The park is expected to be tendered in Spring 2022 and the final design may be adjusted to meet the allocated budget. Park construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2022 and be completed in fall 2022.

Park features and amenities included in the proposed design include:

  • New playground equipment
  • Engineered wood fibre surfacing
  • New benches

Planning Background

The Town has four different Park classifications including Town, District, Local and Parkette; all of which serve a different function and contain different park elements and amenities.

A Town Park has major facilities and contains community centres, arenas, swimming pools and lighted athletic fields and is intended to serve the recreational needs of the whole community.

A District Park is designed to serve the recreational needs of a larger neighbourhood or series of neighbourhoods. They are for primarily active recreational uses including lighted athletic fields, playgrounds, courts and parking areas. Various sport user groups rely on District Parks to undertake the various sports programming for youth minor sports across the community.

Local Parks and smaller Parkettes are intended to serve the recreational needs of the immediate neighbourhood for active and passive recreational uses. Local Parks contain sports fields, playgrounds, courts, walkways and in some cases splash pads. Smaller Parkettes, such as Wallace Parkette, normally contain playgrounds, seating areas and walkway.

Get Involved

Complete a short, online survey between now and April 6.

Next Steps

Feedback collected will help to inform the final park features.

In the fall of 2021, the Town of Whitby started the detailed design for the re-development and improvement of Wallace Park located on the south side of Wallace Drive (behind Town Hall). The parkette will help serve a diversity of ages and abilities of the growing community for years to come.

The park is expected to be tendered in Spring 2022 and the final design may be adjusted to meet the allocated budget. Park construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2022 and be completed in fall 2022.

Park features and amenities included in the proposed design include:

  • New playground equipment
  • Engineered wood fibre surfacing
  • New benches

Planning Background

The Town has four different Park classifications including Town, District, Local and Parkette; all of which serve a different function and contain different park elements and amenities.

A Town Park has major facilities and contains community centres, arenas, swimming pools and lighted athletic fields and is intended to serve the recreational needs of the whole community.

A District Park is designed to serve the recreational needs of a larger neighbourhood or series of neighbourhoods. They are for primarily active recreational uses including lighted athletic fields, playgrounds, courts and parking areas. Various sport user groups rely on District Parks to undertake the various sports programming for youth minor sports across the community.

Local Parks and smaller Parkettes are intended to serve the recreational needs of the immediate neighbourhood for active and passive recreational uses. Local Parks contain sports fields, playgrounds, courts, walkways and in some cases splash pads. Smaller Parkettes, such as Wallace Parkette, normally contain playgrounds, seating areas and walkway.

Get Involved

Complete a short, online survey between now and April 6.

Next Steps

Feedback collected will help to inform the final park features.

Page last updated: 06 Apr 2022, 11:00 PM