City Invests $8 Million to Revitalize Topaz Park
January 24, 2020
At the January 23, 2020 Council meeting, City Council directed staff to invest nearly $8 million to construct a skateboard park and bike park, and replace the artificial turf sports field at Topaz Park as part of a long-term renewal plan for the park.
View the draft concept plan here or click the image below.
The new skate park will be approximately 3,000 square metres in size, similar to the Victoria West Youth Park. The final design will be developed through a collaborative design process involving future users and is intended to create a space that is inviting and suitable for all skill levels and styles.
Approximately 6,000 square metres in size, the new bike park will provide a fun and challenging riding experience for all skill levels and will serve as an all-ages social hub for the cycling community. Existing trees in the area will be integrated into the design of the facility.
New Artificial Turf Sport Field
The new artificial turf sport field facility will include a full-size soccer pitch, softball field, a mini multi-purpose field, sport lighting, and other amenities such as dugouts, player shelters, a backstop and spectator seating. The softball field will replace one that will be displaced by construction of the new skate park.
The $7.47 million in funding will be drawn from a combination of sources including the Building Infrastructure Reserve Fund and the Artificial Turf Field Reserve Fund.
It is anticipated that the design and construction will be completed in two years and be open to the public in the summer of 2021.