Vaughan's North Maple Regional Park continues to 2nd phase
In April 2018, council endorsed vision to develop a signature 900-acre park
March 27, 2023
Phase 2 of North Maple Regional Park has begun and is now 30 per cent complete. A comprehensive work program is being created to guide the program’s development over the course of 10 plus years.
The park completed its first phase back in 2018, installing parking room for 200 vehicles, two artificial turf soccer fields, picnic areas, hiking trails, and free Wi-Fi accessible near the park pavilion and soccer fields.
Trail improvements such as replacing the Nevada Park Bridge and paving existing trails were funded by the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Program, and by the Ontario government.
The second phase will focus on infrastructural updates such as: site grading and storm water management; the installation of underground services; reconstruction of the current park roadway; and environmental restoration. It will focus on developing 52 hectares (130 acres) of park.
“As part of this work environmental restoration is priority. Any trees, grasses, and shrubs removed during this phase will be replaced in a way that improves and supports the current ecosystems on site,” said the City of Vaughan.
In May 2022, the City of Vaughan and Canada Soccer signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the feasibility of developing a national soccer training centre within the park. In October of 2022, the City of Vaughan applied for a federal grant through the Natural Infrastructure Fund to support wetland expansion and create an eco-classroom within the park. A decision is anticipated soon in regard to the funding.
For more information, visit vaughan.ca/NMRP to stay informed on the park’s development and opportunities to get involved.