Ashby Drive Park Enhancements

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Grand Re-Opening!

The Town of Lincoln held a Grand Re-Opening of Ashby Drive Park with lots of kids' activities, demonstrations, speeches and a ribbon cutting in early August, 2023. We would like to thank everyone who participated and played a crucial role in ensuring the success of the event and the improvements to our park. We look forward to seeing residents and visitors enjoy these new amenities!

Check out the video below outlining the park's enhancements and a celebration of the grand re-opening:



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 services a new development, Cherry Heights/Cachet and the existing community neighbourhood as well. Cash-in-lieu of parkland from the subdivision agreement was used towards the planned enhancements. Enhancements began on site in the Fall of 2020 and completed in the Spring of 2023.

This project aligned 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

Grand Re-Opening!

The Town of Lincoln held a Grand Re-Opening of Ashby Drive Park with lots of kids' activities, demonstrations, speeches and a ribbon cutting in early August, 2023. We would like to thank everyone who participated and played a crucial role in ensuring the success of the event and the improvements to our park. We look forward to seeing residents and visitors enjoy these new amenities!

Check out the video below outlining the park's enhancements and a celebration of the grand re-opening:



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 services a new development, Cherry Heights/Cachet and the existing community neighbourhood as well. Cash-in-lieu of parkland from the subdivision agreement was used towards the planned enhancements. Enhancements began on site in the Fall of 2020 and completed in the Spring of 2023.

This project aligned 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

Leave your questions about the Ashby Drive Park Enhancements here

If you have any questions on this project, please let us know and we will provide a response promptly. 

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    What is happening with the passive park up the street from Ashby in the Cherry Heights Neighborhood? I was told the money from that the cherry heights development initially earmarked for that park was used towards the additions to the Ashby park, but there have been excavators levelling the area for 2 weeks at the passive park location. I've looked online for a plan, or any information at all and there is nothing to be found.. Is there an official plan with photos for the new passive park in the same neighborhood? Thanks!

    Scott Ess asked 3 months ago

    The Town received cash-in-lieu of parkland from the developer to be used for the park enhancements at Ashby Drive Park since the greenspace within the Cherry Heights development has some built limitations. As part of the subdivision agreement, the developer will also be installing a passive and serene park within the greenspace in the Cherry Heights development. 

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    Any possibility of adding a couple of bocce courts to the Ashby Drive Park? Several of our neighbours would join us in using it regularly.

    Kathy Laing asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. The current enhancements plan for Ashby Drive Park does not include budget for installing bocce courts at this time, however staff are always glad to receive resident input for consideration of future installations.

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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 about 1 year 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: 19 Sep 2023, 01:28 PM