Ashby Drive Park Enhancements

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Latest Park Updates

Asphalt Pathways and Bicycle Playground

Asphalt construction work has been completed for the remaining pathways and installation of the bicycle playground, which is a fun and engaging learn-to-ride cycling space for children. The bicycle playground rings, ladders and pylons will be installed in November. We thank all park users for their patience and understanding as we continue to complete exciting park enhancements at Ashby Drive Park.

Proposed bicycle playgroundProposed Bicycle Playground

Fitness Equipment

The fitness equipment is now ready for use! Detailed demonstration boards include beginner, intermediate and advanced exercise options. Come check it out!


Coming Soon!

  • Final tree installation
  • Additional play equipment (climbing wall, swings, tot playhouse) and rubber surfacing
Proposed Play EquipmentProposed Play Equipment

About Ashby Drive Park Development

Ashby Drive Park is a 2.5 acre parcel of parkland located at 4079 Ashby Drive in Beamsville. The park will service a new development, Cherry Heights/Cachet and the existing community neighbourhood as well. Cash-in-lieu of parkland from the subdivision agreement will be used towards the planned enhancements. Enhancements began on site in October of 2020 and will continue through 2022.

This project aligns with Town plans, including:

The Town continues to replace existing parks infrastructure according to lifecycle needs as well as identify and plan for park renewal, redevelopment and barrier-free projects that address aging infrastructure, accessibility requirements and capital improvements.

Council approved the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan (PRCMP) in 2019.

Enhancements to this community park meets the following six priority recommendations in the plan:

  • Promotion of free and low fee activity options to ensure universal access across the community. This includes, but is not limited to, opportunities to enjoy outdoor settings and enhance connections with nature;
  • Enhance the existing playground and install new components at Ashby Drive Park;
  • Installation of outdoor fitness equipment at a well-used, complementary park;
  • Installation of a bicycle playground within an existing park as an enhancement;
  • Providing permanent shade structures within new and redeveloped destination parks, sports parks and community parks, at a minimum; and
  • Ensuring the provision of age-friendly amenities such as washrooms, shade (e.g., tree planting in new parks, pavilions, etc.), benches/seating areas and bike racks in appropriate park types and along trails.
Concept Design of Ashby Drive Park

Existing Park Amenities:

  • Two play structures and one swing set bay
  • Basketball court
  • Perimeter trail with minimal seating opportunities
  • Open lawn
  • Minimal tree planting

Enhancement Amenities:

  • Resurfaced basketball court and line-painting with the addition of fencing back stops, ball hockey nets and bench seating
  • Expanded existing play area to include a climbing wall and additional swings. Play surface will be rubberized to enhance physical accessibility
  • Shade sail seating areas (one at north end near open space and bicycle playground and one at south end near play equipment)
  • Bicycle playground with learn to ride loop and obstacle course loop as well as bicycle parking and bicycle repair station
  • Fitness equipment along the existing trail
  • Bicycle parking and bicycle repair station
  • Additional seating and garbage/recycling receptacles
  • New park sign
  • Additional walkways
  • Absorbent landscaping and new trees



Public Engagement

Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan

In 2018, consultancy firm Monteith Brown Planning Consultants (MBPC) engaged with the community as a part of the public process using tactics including online and in-person surveys, public information sessions and stakeholder focus groups. Results from public consultation revealed local demand and support for investment through park enhancements:

  • 90% of households felt that outdoor recreation facilities such as parks are important.
  • 85% of residents indicated that additional investment in parks and open space should be a high priority for the Town (ranking 4th out of 25 choices).

People Make Parks

In July 2019, a community visioning sessions was held directly in Ashby Drive Park and was attended by several hundred residents who participated in identifying park elements that they valued and wanted to see in the re-development of the park. The bicycle playground concept design was viewed by residents and reaffirmed as a popular park element. Positive feedback was received from residents.

This event was followed by a small focus group meeting in September 2019 where staff introduced a preliminary concept design for feedback.

The following prioritized list of considerations was incorporated into the final concept design:

  1. Feedback from community consultations & written submissions from residents
  2. Operational and maintenance requirements
  3. Available budget
  4. Alignment with the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan recommendations
  5. Future infrastructure requirements for programming
  6. Elements that are appropriate based on park typology & classification system

Council approved the concept design for Ashby Drive Park in October 2019.

Bicycle Playground Stakeholders

In February 2021, a group of community stakeholders and residents met to review the concept design for the bicycle playground. Layout, materials and elements were reviewed and commented on. In March 2021, the group met again to review an updated concept that incorporated the stakeholders’ feedback. In April 2021, bicycle playground reviewer kits were provided to Lincoln children to solicit feedback on the proposed design. The nearly 50 children were able to colour a concept image, decorate their own bikes and provide feedback to staff about what they liked and areas that could be improved in the design.

Ashby Drive Park Bicycle Playground Children's Review


Latest Park Updates

Asphalt Pathways and Bicycle Playground

Asphalt construction work has been completed for the remaining pathways and installation of the bicycle playground, which is a fun and engaging learn-to-ride cycling space for children. The bicycle playground rings, ladders and pylons will be installed in November. We thank all park users for their patience and understanding as we continue to complete exciting park enhancements at Ashby Drive Park.

Proposed bicycle playgroundProposed Bicycle Playground

Fitness Equipment

The fitness equipment is now ready for use! Detailed demonstration boards include beginner, intermediate and advanced exercise options. Come check it out!


Coming Soon!

  • Final tree installation
  • Additional play equipment (climbing wall, swings, tot playhouse) and rubber surfacing
Proposed Play EquipmentProposed Play Equipment

About Ashby Drive Park Development

Ashby Drive Park is a 2.5 acre parcel of parkland located at 4079 Ashby Drive in Beamsville. The park will service a new development, Cherry Heights/Cachet and the existing community neighbourhood as well. Cash-in-lieu of parkland from the subdivision agreement will be used towards the planned enhancements. Enhancements began on site in October of 2020 and will continue through 2022.

This project aligns with Town plans, including:

The Town continues to replace existing parks infrastructure according to lifecycle needs as well as identify and plan for park renewal, redevelopment and barrier-free projects that address aging infrastructure, accessibility requirements and capital improvements.

Council approved the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan (PRCMP) in 2019.

Enhancements to this community park meets the following six priority recommendations in the plan:

  • Promotion of free and low fee activity options to ensure universal access across the community. This includes, but is not limited to, opportunities to enjoy outdoor settings and enhance connections with nature;
  • Enhance the existing playground and install new components at Ashby Drive Park;
  • Installation of outdoor fitness equipment at a well-used, complementary park;
  • Installation of a bicycle playground within an existing park as an enhancement;
  • Providing permanent shade structures within new and redeveloped destination parks, sports parks and community parks, at a minimum; and
  • Ensuring the provision of age-friendly amenities such as washrooms, shade (e.g., tree planting in new parks, pavilions, etc.), benches/seating areas and bike racks in appropriate park types and along trails.
Concept Design of Ashby Drive Park

Existing Park Amenities:

  • Two play structures and one swing set bay
  • Basketball court
  • Perimeter trail with minimal seating opportunities
  • Open lawn
  • Minimal tree planting

Enhancement Amenities:

  • Resurfaced basketball court and line-painting with the addition of fencing back stops, ball hockey nets and bench seating
  • Expanded existing play area to include a climbing wall and additional swings. Play surface will be rubberized to enhance physical accessibility
  • Shade sail seating areas (one at north end near open space and bicycle playground and one at south end near play equipment)
  • Bicycle playground with learn to ride loop and obstacle course loop as well as bicycle parking and bicycle repair station
  • Fitness equipment along the existing trail
  • Bicycle parking and bicycle repair station
  • Additional seating and garbage/recycling receptacles
  • New park sign
  • Additional walkways
  • Absorbent landscaping and new trees



Public Engagement

Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan

In 2018, consultancy firm Monteith Brown Planning Consultants (MBPC) engaged with the community as a part of the public process using tactics including online and in-person surveys, public information sessions and stakeholder focus groups. Results from public consultation revealed local demand and support for investment through park enhancements:

  • 90% of households felt that outdoor recreation facilities such as parks are important.
  • 85% of residents indicated that additional investment in parks and open space should be a high priority for the Town (ranking 4th out of 25 choices).

People Make Parks

In July 2019, a community visioning sessions was held directly in Ashby Drive Park and was attended by several hundred residents who participated in identifying park elements that they valued and wanted to see in the re-development of the park. The bicycle playground concept design was viewed by residents and reaffirmed as a popular park element. Positive feedback was received from residents.

This event was followed by a small focus group meeting in September 2019 where staff introduced a preliminary concept design for feedback.

The following prioritized list of considerations was incorporated into the final concept design:

  1. Feedback from community consultations & written submissions from residents
  2. Operational and maintenance requirements
  3. Available budget
  4. Alignment with the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan recommendations
  5. Future infrastructure requirements for programming
  6. Elements that are appropriate based on park typology & classification system

Council approved the concept design for Ashby Drive Park in October 2019.

Bicycle Playground Stakeholders

In February 2021, a group of community stakeholders and residents met to review the concept design for the bicycle playground. Layout, materials and elements were reviewed and commented on. In March 2021, the group met again to review an updated concept that incorporated the stakeholders’ feedback. In April 2021, bicycle playground reviewer kits were provided to Lincoln children to solicit feedback on the proposed design. The nearly 50 children were able to colour a concept image, decorate their own bikes and provide feedback to staff about what they liked and areas that could be improved in the design.

Ashby Drive Park Bicycle Playground Children's Review


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    Can you tell me what equipment is going to be geared for teenagers…we have more than enough suitable for the younger children…..thank you

    Senior raising a teenager asked 6 months ago

    The enhancements to Ashby Drive Park that may be of interest to teenagers includes fitness equipment, the addition of ball hockey nets on the basketball court and upgrades to the basketball court including resurfacing, fencing and seating.

Page last updated: 15 Nov 2022, 02:23 PM