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Emily Park and Simcoe Trail

The Town of East Gwillimbury’s Community Parks, Recreation and Culture Department has coordinated a public consultation process for residents to comment on the redevelopment of Emily Park and Simcoe Trail extension. These projects were identified as capital projects in 2020 and are now open for public feedback.  

Share your thoughts! 

Thank you to everyone that completed the Emily Park and Simcoe Trail Redevelopment Project survey! Staff are currently looking at options to host a safe public meeting spring 2021 with residents, staff, and the consultants to discuss the project. Details will be shared on our website, social media channels and Town Page once available. 

Click the image below to review the two concepts:

Emily Park and Simcoe Trail Concept Plans - Button
Emily Park and Simcoe Trail Site Map - Button


Background

Emily Park is approximately 1.01 acres in size and is located at 35 Thompson Drive, in Holland Landing. The park currently features senior play equipment and an open play area with mature trees surrounding the perimeter of the park. Adjacent to Emily Park is 9.55 acres of Town-owned open space. Currently this site accommodates multiple stormwater management facilities.

Project

The Town has identified Emily Park and the Simcoe Trail extension as capital project. The Emily Park redesign and redevelopment will include replacing the current playground structure, adding outdoor fitness equipment, creating accessible asphalt walkways, and site furniture. The development of the Simcoe Trail extension will establish Emily Park as a trailhead and extend throughout the Town's open space. This trail will connect Emily Park to Stonehill Boulevard with a formal connection established to Oak Ridge Court. The trail will be a combination of limestone screenings and boardwalk that will serve as an important active transportation link within the community. 

Simcoe Trail bridge installation begins! 

Bridge installation and trail restoration work began at the Simcoe Trail on September 30 and is scheduled for completion by October 16.