The neighbourhoods surrounding Ramsden Park are densifying at a rapid pace. This has introduced many new users to the park, making the current revitalization both necessary and timely.
During the consultation process that lead up to the new park design, I spoke with many of you, who identified that the current access from Hillsboro Avenue is unsafe. You also let me know that, as this park entrance is very well-used, upgrades addressing safety are vitally important. The existing ramp does not meet current accessibility standards, as the slope is too steep; the existing staircase is also in poor condition and unsafe. It is vitally important that residents, of all levels of ability, are able to enter and use the park safely. This neighbourhood is home to a growing number of seniors and families. As such, the new Hillsboro entrance will feature a ramp that will allow easier access for residents with walkers, strollers, and mobility devices.