Park on Marjorie Street

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The existing playground and green space located on Marjorie Street is getting a facelift!

A neighbourhood meeting was held in December 2018, and since then, the project team has been hard at work considering residents’ ideas and designing a park that is welcoming for all generations, and all abilities.

About the site

The park is situated in a neighbourhood that is surrounded by high volume roads and large institutional buildings.

It is a well-visited park, so the new concept plan takes into account the significant level of use by the neighbours.

About the park features

Almost all of the existing features are expected to be replaced or enhanced, for example:

  • Building a shade/rain shelter with permanent furniture and a concrete floor, adjacent to the playground and central open space grass.
  • Installing new picnic tables, park benches and tables on concrete pads for supervision of the playground and other park activities.
  • Paving a main trail, linking both main park access points and all main park features, to allow for access year-round, in particular for those with mobility challenges.
  • Paving a new basketball half-court / multi-use space.
  • Preserving the existing play structure, which is appropriate for children ages 2-5 years.
  • Linking the existing play structure to a new play structure for children ages 6-12 years, which has a contemporary, state-of-the-art design.
  • Adding swings appropriate for various age groups.
  • Repairing the fence that surrounds the playground.

About the greenery

  • Preserving a flat open grass areas in the centre of the park for free play (volleyball, frisbee, football, etc.)
  • Removing the overgrown visual barriers (i.e. bushes) that separate the park from the street, for enhanced security.
  • Preserving existing trees, adding new shade/canopy trees in strategic locations, and enhancing the visual buffer to Wheeler Blvd.
  • Eliminating concealed areas within the fenced park area.

One last thing... about the park name

All municipal streets, trails and facilities (including parks) are officially named by City Council, then registered with NB 9-1-1. The City's policy provides clear guidelines on how to research/submit potential names. Archives do not show official naming of this park on Marjorie Street, so this topic is addressed in the survey.

So, how can you – the residents – help finalize the design for this park?

1) Review the site plan and playground options found in the Photo Gallery to the right. All the features for each proposed play park are listed under the image, so you can compare.

2) To respond to the survey, the first step is to register as a participant in the Let's Chat Moncton public engagement portal. This will allow you to submit your feedback for this project, and others in the future. Registering is quick and easy - less than 2-3 minutes! (Just remember to include a space in your postal code.)

3) Click on the project Survey tab below to get started... The survey should take less than 3 minutes to complete, and the deadline to submit feedback is October 22.

This step will help the Parks and Leisure Services team plan out and design the project, with construction expected to take place in Summer 2020.

Questions? Send us an email at letschat@moncton.ca.

The existing playground and green space located on Marjorie Street is getting a facelift!

A neighbourhood meeting was held in December 2018, and since then, the project team has been hard at work considering residents’ ideas and designing a park that is welcoming for all generations, and all abilities.

About the site

The park is situated in a neighbourhood that is surrounded by high volume roads and large institutional buildings.

It is a well-visited park, so the new concept plan takes into account the significant level of use by the neighbours.

About the park features

Almost all of the existing features are expected to be replaced or enhanced, for example:

  • Building a shade/rain shelter with permanent furniture and a concrete floor, adjacent to the playground and central open space grass.
  • Installing new picnic tables, park benches and tables on concrete pads for supervision of the playground and other park activities.
  • Paving a main trail, linking both main park access points and all main park features, to allow for access year-round, in particular for those with mobility challenges.
  • Paving a new basketball half-court / multi-use space.
  • Preserving the existing play structure, which is appropriate for children ages 2-5 years.
  • Linking the existing play structure to a new play structure for children ages 6-12 years, which has a contemporary, state-of-the-art design.
  • Adding swings appropriate for various age groups.
  • Repairing the fence that surrounds the playground.

About the greenery

  • Preserving a flat open grass areas in the centre of the park for free play (volleyball, frisbee, football, etc.)
  • Removing the overgrown visual barriers (i.e. bushes) that separate the park from the street, for enhanced security.
  • Preserving existing trees, adding new shade/canopy trees in strategic locations, and enhancing the visual buffer to Wheeler Blvd.
  • Eliminating concealed areas within the fenced park area.

One last thing... about the park name

All municipal streets, trails and facilities (including parks) are officially named by City Council, then registered with NB 9-1-1. The City's policy provides clear guidelines on how to research/submit potential names. Archives do not show official naming of this park on Marjorie Street, so this topic is addressed in the survey.

So, how can you – the residents – help finalize the design for this park?

1) Review the site plan and playground options found in the Photo Gallery to the right. All the features for each proposed play park are listed under the image, so you can compare.

2) To respond to the survey, the first step is to register as a participant in the Let's Chat Moncton public engagement portal. This will allow you to submit your feedback for this project, and others in the future. Registering is quick and easy - less than 2-3 minutes! (Just remember to include a space in your postal code.)

3) Click on the project Survey tab below to get started... The survey should take less than 3 minutes to complete, and the deadline to submit feedback is October 22.

This step will help the Parks and Leisure Services team plan out and design the project, with construction expected to take place in Summer 2020.

Questions? Send us an email at letschat@moncton.ca.

Survey - Park on Marjorie Street

Dear Resident, 

Thank you for registering on the Let's Chat Moncton public engagement platform.

Please rest assured that all survey

responses will be gathered and submitted to the Parks and Leisure Services department in a format that does not identify specific people. 

This survey on the park located on Marjorie Street should take 2-4 minutes to complete, and closes on Tuesday, October 22.

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.