Delivering Results for Forest Glade Optimist Park
$2.2 million invested towards enhancements
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and Ward 7 Councillor Jeewen Gill helped unveil the latest attractions and amenities in Forest Glade Optimist Park today.
A new sports-themed splash pad and fully accessible washroom facility will be open ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend, located between Forest Glade Library and the skate park. The $750,000 investment is part of a $2.2-million sports and recreation upgrade in the area. Further park upgrades are underway with $50,000 going towards installation of security cameras to help monitor park activity.
This work is a continuation of the extensive renewal project at Forest Glade Optimist Park that began with the addition of two basketball courts and a multi-purpose sports court featuring a specialized tile surface. In addition, $200,000 in upgraded LED lighting has been installed throughout the park replacing the decades old lighting.
Next up is the completion of the installation of new pickleball and tennis courts where the old tennis courts were previously located. That $850,000 enhancement is expected to be completed by the first day of summer. New catch basins have been installed in and around the parking lot area, where the final lift of asphalt paving will be the final touch, adding an additional $200,000 in improvements.
Forest Glade Optimist Park at 3265 Forest Glade Drive offers several other amenities, including baseball diamonds, a twin-pad arena, community center, library, multi-use trails and more.
“Forest Glade Optimist Park is a gem in Ward 7. This space is home to many activities and programming suitable for all age groups from across the city. City Council remains committed to enhancing infrastructure at this park to ensure top-of-the-line amenities are available to support our growing city. These enhancements are among many park upgrades residents can expect as part of our $26-million investment in Windsor’s parks and recreation offerings in 2022.”
-Mayor Drew Dilkens
“As summer fast approaches, we are excited to share that improvements to Forest Glade Park have been completed. Residents will now be able to enjoy a brand new splash pad and new washroom facilities. We are committed to a place where families can safely enjoy our recreational facilities and in the coming months will be installing security cameras for the safety of our community.”
-Councillor Jeewen Gill, Ward 7