Rotary Park Development

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Rotary Park’s development on the 3.66 acre parcel of parkland adjacent to the Fleming Memorial Arena (Fleming Centre) is a multi-phased project that will form the Town of Lincoln’s second destination park. The park is located at 5020 Serena Drive in Beamsville and began with the Phase I skatepark and pump track which was completed in the Fall of 2020. Phase II will break ground in the Spring of 2021 and is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2021.

This project aligns with Town plans, including:

Rotary Park is the first parkland development project to break ground since Council approved the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan (PRCMP) in 2019. Completion of this destination 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;
  • Installation of play structures at Rotary Park to address geographic distribution gaps;
  • Installation of outdoor fitness equipment at a well-used, complementary park;
  • Development of a skatepark and pump track in Rotary Park;
  • 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.


Rotary Park Phase Two - Master Plan



Phase II Park Development

Throughout 2020 and in tandem with the development of Rotary Park Phase I, staff worked alongside lead consultants Landscape Planning Ltd. to complete detailed design for construction of the Council-approved concept. Much time and attention were attributed to cohesively coordinating integration of the two Phase I feature elements (skatepark and pump track) into the final overall park design. Under the contract administration of Landscape Planning Ltd, Stevensville Lawn Service Inc. will be the construction contractor for Phase II.

Phase II Park Amenities

  • Play Area
    • Junior and senior play equipment
    • Fitness equipment
    • Rubber surfacing
    • Surrounding seating
    • Large shade structure with table seating, lighting, convenience power and water hook up
  • Walking Trails
    • Lighting on main trails from parking to the Fleming Centre
    • Site furnishings including seating, garbage/recycling and bike racks
    • Park entrances with planting and park signage
  • Open Lawn
    • Adjacent shade structure with seating, lighting and convenience power
    • Irrigation
  • Butterfly Garden
    • Pergola with seating
    • Native pollinator planting
    • Informational signage
  • Outdoor Learning Area
    • Shade structure
    • Seating
  • Parking lot
    • Lighting
    • Buffer planting
  • Drop-Off & Pick-Up Lay-by Parking
  • Traffic Calming
    • Crosswalk from the park to the Fleming Centre
    • Speed humps along driveway to the Fleming Centre

Phase I Skatepark and Pump Track

In September 2019 New line Skatepark Inc. was the successful proponent in the awarding of the design and build of Phase I Rotary Park Project. Since awarding this contract the Town's project team worked diligently with New Line Skateparks on the detailed designs in keeping true to the original concepts. The skatepark and pump track design was completed early spring 2020 with construction completed in the Fall of 2020 and identified deficiencies were completed in April 2021.


Skatepark and Pump Track Closure

As part of the Phase II development, construction activities in and around the skatepark and pump track will result in a temporary closure of these two facilities from April 26 to June 30 inclusive. The Town and the contractor realize how important these elements are to the community. This schedule is the most effective way to complete the work with as minimal disturbance as possible and ensure the safety of the community.

We appreciate your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Work is scheduled to be completed in this area by June 30, 2021 and will include:

  • Earthworks
  • Grading
  • Landscaping
  • Drop-off lay-by parking
  • Sidewalks
  • Crosswalk from the park to the Fleming Centre
  • Speed humps along driveway to the Fleming Centre
  • Irrigation
  • Servicing
  • Electrical

Public Engagement

Targeted Survey

Consultation for the Phase I skatepark and pump track began before the design meetings. In 2016, staff launched an online survey to gage interest for this project. In total, 351 survey responses were received from the public. Support for a community skatepark was 95% and support for a pump track was 83% respectively.

Public Meetings

Two interactive public design meetings were hosted at the Fleming Centre in July and August 2018. The purpose of these sessions was to present the public with the means to share and gain information on skateparks, pump tracks and bicycle playgrounds, review potential sites and provide creative input for the proposed concept design. A total of eighty individuals of all ages attended the meetings and provided valuable feedback to staff and hired consultancy firm which has since been used in the concept design.

Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan

The need for designated action sport facilities observed during the community consultation period for the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation and

Culture Master Plan. In October and November 2018, consultancy firm Monteith Brown Planning Consultants (MBPC) engaged with the community as a part of the public process using tactics such as online and in-person surveys, public information sessions and stakeholder focus groups. The master plan supports the Town’s direction to develop action sports infrastructure.

People Make Parks

In July 2019, a community visioning session in Rotary Park was held and attended by several hundred residents who participated in identifying park elements that they valued and wanted to see in the development of the park. The skatepark ad pump track concept designs were viewed by residents and reaffirmed as popular park elements. Positive feedback was received from residents.

This event was followed by a small focus group meeting in September of 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 Rotary Park in October 2019.


Project Team

  • Shannon McKay, B.A., PMP, Director, Community Services
  • Sarah Ane, Associate Director, Recreation and Culture
  • Madison Dalley, OALA, CSLA, Landscape Architect
  • Sean Jackson, PMP, C.Tech., Project Manager
  • David Warden, Manager of Facilities

Rotary Park’s development on the 3.66 acre parcel of parkland adjacent to the Fleming Memorial Arena (Fleming Centre) is a multi-phased project that will form the Town of Lincoln’s second destination park. The park is located at 5020 Serena Drive in Beamsville and began with the Phase I skatepark and pump track which was completed in the Fall of 2020. Phase II will break ground in the Spring of 2021 and is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2021.

This project aligns with Town plans, including:

Rotary Park is the first parkland development project to break ground since Council approved the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan (PRCMP) in 2019. Completion of this destination 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;
  • Installation of play structures at Rotary Park to address geographic distribution gaps;
  • Installation of outdoor fitness equipment at a well-used, complementary park;
  • Development of a skatepark and pump track in Rotary Park;
  • 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.


Rotary Park Phase Two - Master Plan



Phase II Park Development

Throughout 2020 and in tandem with the development of Rotary Park Phase I, staff worked alongside lead consultants Landscape Planning Ltd. to complete detailed design for construction of the Council-approved concept. Much time and attention were attributed to cohesively coordinating integration of the two Phase I feature elements (skatepark and pump track) into the final overall park design. Under the contract administration of Landscape Planning Ltd, Stevensville Lawn Service Inc. will be the construction contractor for Phase II.

Phase II Park Amenities

  • Play Area
    • Junior and senior play equipment
    • Fitness equipment
    • Rubber surfacing
    • Surrounding seating
    • Large shade structure with table seating, lighting, convenience power and water hook up
  • Walking Trails
    • Lighting on main trails from parking to the Fleming Centre
    • Site furnishings including seating, garbage/recycling and bike racks
    • Park entrances with planting and park signage
  • Open Lawn
    • Adjacent shade structure with seating, lighting and convenience power
    • Irrigation
  • Butterfly Garden
    • Pergola with seating
    • Native pollinator planting
    • Informational signage
  • Outdoor Learning Area
    • Shade structure
    • Seating
  • Parking lot
    • Lighting
    • Buffer planting
  • Drop-Off & Pick-Up Lay-by Parking
  • Traffic Calming
    • Crosswalk from the park to the Fleming Centre
    • Speed humps along driveway to the Fleming Centre

Phase I Skatepark and Pump Track

In September 2019 New line Skatepark Inc. was the successful proponent in the awarding of the design and build of Phase I Rotary Park Project. Since awarding this contract the Town's project team worked diligently with New Line Skateparks on the detailed designs in keeping true to the original concepts. The skatepark and pump track design was completed early spring 2020 with construction completed in the Fall of 2020 and identified deficiencies were completed in April 2021.


Skatepark and Pump Track Closure

As part of the Phase II development, construction activities in and around the skatepark and pump track will result in a temporary closure of these two facilities from April 26 to June 30 inclusive. The Town and the contractor realize how important these elements are to the community. This schedule is the most effective way to complete the work with as minimal disturbance as possible and ensure the safety of the community.

We appreciate your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Work is scheduled to be completed in this area by June 30, 2021 and will include:

  • Earthworks
  • Grading
  • Landscaping
  • Drop-off lay-by parking
  • Sidewalks
  • Crosswalk from the park to the Fleming Centre
  • Speed humps along driveway to the Fleming Centre
  • Irrigation
  • Servicing
  • Electrical

Public Engagement

Targeted Survey

Consultation for the Phase I skatepark and pump track began before the design meetings. In 2016, staff launched an online survey to gage interest for this project. In total, 351 survey responses were received from the public. Support for a community skatepark was 95% and support for a pump track was 83% respectively.

Public Meetings

Two interactive public design meetings were hosted at the Fleming Centre in July and August 2018. The purpose of these sessions was to present the public with the means to share and gain information on skateparks, pump tracks and bicycle playgrounds, review potential sites and provide creative input for the proposed concept design. A total of eighty individuals of all ages attended the meetings and provided valuable feedback to staff and hired consultancy firm which has since been used in the concept design.

Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan

The need for designated action sport facilities observed during the community consultation period for the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation and

Culture Master Plan. In October and November 2018, consultancy firm Monteith Brown Planning Consultants (MBPC) engaged with the community as a part of the public process using tactics such as online and in-person surveys, public information sessions and stakeholder focus groups. The master plan supports the Town’s direction to develop action sports infrastructure.

People Make Parks

In July 2019, a community visioning session in Rotary Park was held and attended by several hundred residents who participated in identifying park elements that they valued and wanted to see in the development of the park. The skatepark ad pump track concept designs were viewed by residents and reaffirmed as popular park elements. Positive feedback was received from residents.

This event was followed by a small focus group meeting in September of 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 Rotary Park in October 2019.


Project Team

  • Shannon McKay, B.A., PMP, Director, Community Services
  • Sarah Ane, Associate Director, Recreation and Culture
  • Madison Dalley, OALA, CSLA, Landscape Architect
  • Sean Jackson, PMP, C.Tech., Project Manager
  • David Warden, Manager of Facilities

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