The various Project scenarios and review criteria developed for this analysis overview are intended to beused to inform further design work; capital cost estimates; and, community and stakeholder consultation.The scenarios developed were all based on:•meeting the parameters of the Project outlined for the Steering Committee;•the research completed to-date relating to recreational services, needs, and population projections;and,•the characteristics of Central Park and the context of its location.Except for the initial covered ice rink proposal, each of the three scenarios presented represent variationsof the “maximum probable” development option; each containing:•expanded pool facilities with a 5-6 lane pool, and a refurbished multi-use/therapeutic pool;•twin pad arena based on existing arenas; and,•outdoor park uses.These are being deﬁned as the “maximum probable” development options based on a balanced estimatethat looks at the overall value for cost and feasibility for theoptions based on general assessments of:•reasonable level-of-service for recreation and sport usesgiven population projections;•site limitations; and,•magnitude of funding necessary.
The scenarios and assessments presented here are based oncontemporary professional best practices in urban planning,urban design, and landscape architecture. This work wasinformed by the existing framework of policy, visions, andplans of the community, as well as the work of the CentralPark Redevelopment Steering Committee.For the purposes of creating these preliminary scenarios, thefollowing were deﬁned as civic interests that had to beconsidered throughout the design process:•community well-being & livability;•community & neighbourhood identity;•recreation opportunities;•site and neighbourhood context; and,•civic place making.
Inventory & Analysis
Prior to developing the maximum probable develop scenariosthe site was analyzed to better understand its characteristicsas they would relate to the design exercise, including:• built form;•existing uses;•neighbourhood;•axis, nodes, edges; and,•desire lines.
All illustrations and photos by Town of Collingwood & Envision Tatham Inc.
Central Park.Location of main buildings on site.