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 Re-Opening

The Town is pleased to announce that the Pump Track and Skatepark at Rotary Park will reopen on Saturday, June 26, 2021 following the completion of Phase I construction works.

As part of the Phase II development in recent weeks, construction activities in and around the skatepark and pump track resulted in a temporary closure of these two facilities beginning April 26, 2021. The park was expected to reopen on June 30, 2021, however due to the early completion of construction works these sports’ elements can be reopened earlier than expected.

The works completed included:

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

The park will reopen in accordance with Step 1 of Ontario’s Road Map to Reopen. There will be security on-site to monitor the pump track and skatepark to ensure the following capacity limits are followed:

  • Skatepark – 20 people
  • Pump Track – 10 people

As the province moves into Step 2 of the Road Map to Reopening on June 30, restrictions will change. Please stay tuned for more information on new restrictions as part of Step 2.

Learn more information about Ontario’s Road Map to Reopening and Step 2 restrictions on their website.


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 Re-Opening

The Town is pleased to announce that the Pump Track and Skatepark at Rotary Park will reopen on Saturday, June 26, 2021 following the completion of Phase I construction works.

As part of the Phase II development in recent weeks, construction activities in and around the skatepark and pump track resulted in a temporary closure of these two facilities beginning April 26, 2021. The park was expected to reopen on June 30, 2021, however due to the early completion of construction works these sports’ elements can be reopened earlier than expected.

The works completed included:

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

The park will reopen in accordance with Step 1 of Ontario’s Road Map to Reopen. There will be security on-site to monitor the pump track and skatepark to ensure the following capacity limits are followed:

  • Skatepark – 20 people
  • Pump Track – 10 people

As the province moves into Step 2 of the Road Map to Reopening on June 30, restrictions will change. Please stay tuned for more information on new restrictions as part of Step 2.

Learn more information about Ontario’s Road Map to Reopening and Step 2 restrictions on their website.


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

Do you have questions on the Rotary Park Development?

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    Will there be lighting for the skate park and pump track?

    MOM2many asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. As these facilities close at dusk, there will not be direct lighting onto the skatepark and pump track. There will be parking lot lighting and pathway lighting along the main accesses. 

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    Will there be ramps so that my spouse can enter the park on his scooter. There are too many parks in town he can not enter.

    Cathy asked 2 months ago

    Thankyou for your question. Accessibility has been considered and incorporated throughout the entire park. All entrances to Rotary Park will have curb cuts and all walkways will be accessible to satisfy legislated requirements through the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). 

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    Very excited about the native plant pollinator garden. Will this initiative be repeated around in other Lincoln parks to create more habitat? I live next to Ashby Park and would love to see one here as well.

    ALytle asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The Town of Lincoln plans to build on the initiative of incorporating native plantings in future park enhancements. A pollinator garden is not currently planned for Ashby Drive Park, however the existing natural spaces will be enhanced with additional native tree planting.