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General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours
(09-22-2017, 08:16 PM)mpd618 Wrote:
(09-22-2017, 04:45 PM)darts Wrote: Waterloo park is close by it doesn't seem like a great area to add another park

Sure it does. We're adding density in the core of the city, and people living in the core should have access to neighbourhood parks, not just rooftop landscaped space or whatever the new condos have.

and the core of the city is next to waterloo park
Compared to other built-up areas in the city, the Waterloo core actually has very little area dedicated to park or green space. I only noticed this after having a child and how far we had to walk to get to a decently entertaining park that wasn't overcrowded.

The city's goal is to have 1.0 ha per 1,000 and the central area of Waterloo currently only has 0.3 ha (prior to the Alexandra and Mary-Allen expansions):
"The Central District of the City, bounded generally by Fisher-Hallman Road North, Weber Street, Bearinger Road and the City of Kitchener boundary has the lowest level of neighbourhood parks per 1,000 population at 0.3 hectares. This reflects the fact that development occurred prior to legal requirements for parkland dedication within the Planning Act. As a result, neighbourhood park activities often occur on school properties, such as Elizabeth Zeigler Public School on Moore Avenue South."

Note that the definition of "neighbourhood park" doesn't include Waterloo Park which is in the "city park" classification.
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