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‘Get involved’: City asks Vaughan residents for input for a new 7.7-hectare park

Park coming to Peter Rupert Avenue and Rutherford Road area
Aug. 4, 2021
Dina Al-Shibeeb

Vaughan citizens have until Sunday, Aug. 15 to bring their insights for “final design” of the new 7.7-hectare park coming to Peter Rupert Avenue and Rutherford Road, the city said July 29 on its website, urging people to "get involved."

The park will be segmented in different zones, one for children to play, another for event staging and concerts and one area for connections to trails and greenspace.

It will be built on approximately 28.5 hectares (70 acres) of greenspace that includes parkland, trails, stormwater ponds and the Cook Woodlot, “allowing for beautiful nature views,” the City said July 29.

“This central location will also have direct connections to the Rutherford GO station and several nearby communities.”

The city also described the proposed park as “dynamic, welcoming and inspiring gathering place with a wide range of amenities for the entire community to enjoy.”

Citizens can visit to participate in the online self-guided public open house to:

-- Learn about and provide feedback on the proposed park concept plans.

-- Find out more about the design process and work completed to date.

-- Hear about the next steps for the project.