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What is a Linear Park?
Linear parks are meant to be part of a neighbourhood's trail network and to provide safe, active transportation networks to focal points in the neighbourhood and to destinations outside the neighbourhood. They provide space for limited, usually unstructured recreation, a place to walk, run, cycle, ski, or enjoy other active modes of travel, and opportunities for appreciation of natural features.
The Rosewood Linear Park will be unique from other linear parks. Due to its size and shape, there will be opportunity to also include some smaller amenities in the park's design.
The Rosewood Linear Park will be located on the eastern edge of the Rosewood neighbourhood, between Stilling Union and Stilling Way. Currently, there are homes built on the north, south, and west sides of the park. The east side is completely undeveloped.
The proposed conceptual design for Rosewood Linear Park will accommodate year-round active and passive forms of recreation for nearby residents and park users. Features in the proposed design include:
- an asphalt pathway
- a 'tot lot' with nearby seating for adult supervision
- an open play area
- site furniture, such as benches and trash units
- plants and irrigated turf
The park will also be designed to contain surface runoff from a 1-in-100 year rain storm event to help prevent flooding in the area.
Please click on the image below for descriptions of the proposed features.
Were you able to incorporate all features requested through the online survey?
Unfortunately, we were not. Due to budget and space limitations, only some of the amenities identified in the survey were able to be added into the final concept plan. Linear parks generally allow for walking paths, whereas this park development has enough additional green space to add other amenities such as a playground area and the open play area. It is important to note that this park is but one of many in the Rosewood neighbourhood; many of the amenities people are interested can be found at other nearby parks (e.g., the Rosewood Secondary Core Park will include adult fitness equipment).
Are there open areas to play soccer or sports like ultimate frisbee?
Yes. Although too small of a green space area to host formal recreational soccer programs, the open green space area in this park will allow for active recreation such as ultimate frisbee or a smaller fitness program. There will also be open green space "gathering areas" where people can offer small group activities or even fitness classes. If groups are looking for open green space to play sports, keep in mind that two other parks in Rosewood have multi-use sports fields (Glen Penner Park and Swick Park) as well as baseball diamonds (Glen Penner Park).
When is the park planned to be built?
Now that a concept plan has been created, the next step in the process will be to put this project out for contractors to bid on. Tendering will occur this spring, with the park construction projected to occur in 2023.