Project Update – August 26
The new east-west path is now open and looking fabulous! The new trees, sod and plantings make quite a difference to the park.
The project is now in its final phase. The area that is currently open to the public will remain the same until the project is completed next spring. At the south-west side of the park, you can see the location for the new fenced-in off-leash area for dogs, covered in Fibar engineered wood fibre. This area will remain open to the public until the project is complete. When the rest of the park opens to the public, this area will be fenced in for the dogs’ off-leash area.
Three structures are currently going up at the south-east corner of the park. Two are new washroom buildings that will be close to the children’s play area. One building will house two individual-use washrooms; the second building will be a family washroom. The third structure just south of the washrooms, close to Grange Road, is the new maintenance building. The exterior of the three structures will be a gray metal “skin” covered with vertical slats made of Ipe wood – a very resilient hardwood. Ipe wood is also being used for the boardwalk in the children’s play area.
A large circular base has been formed for Henry Moore’s Large Two Forms near the west side of the park. This new location provides a 360-degree unobstructed view of the sculpture in a beautiful natural setting. Its ground-level base will enable full access to the work for people in wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to make Grange Park strong and beautiful!