Open Space, Trails and Waterfront Planning

Assignments have included park/open space system assessments and plans, studies for conservation authorities, recreational waterway plans, waterfront and marina studies and plans, trails plans, and input into park and outdoor facility designs. 

Functional Review of Del Crary Park, Peterborough, Ontario

  • Trans Canada Trail Ontario, Renewal of Mandate and Objectives for the Post-2017 Era
  • Crombie Royal Commission on the Future of the Toronto Waterfront
    • "A Green Strategy for the Greater Toronto Waterfront"
    • Input into the Commission’s Second Interim Report, "Watershed"
  • The Cabinet Office, Toronto Waterfront Development, "The Waterfront Trail: First Steps from Concept to Reality"
  • Township of Uxbridge - Uxbridge Trans Canada Trail Plan
  • Royal Botanical Gardens - Hamilton, Visioning, Community Input and Needs Assessment for the Trails Master Plan
  • Township of Oro-Medonte, Parks and Open Space System Analysis
  • Panel on the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway - Vision and Strategic First Steps
  • Canadian Parks Service - Central Kawartha Lakes Water Recreation and Shoreline Development Study
  • Trent-Severn Waterway, Strategic Marketing Plan
  • Management Plan for the York Regional Forest - Public Use Policy (2019-2038)
  • Welland Recreational Waterway Master Plan
  • City of Mississauga, Paul Coffey (regional) Park Master Plan
  • City of Mississauga, Garden Park Study
  • City of Peterborough, Comprehensive Parks and Open Space Review, and Parks Planning and Development Standards Document 
  • City of Peterborough, Recreation Plan and Environmental Study of Little Lake and Environs
  • City of Peterborough, Functional Review of Del Crary Park
  • City of Peterborough, Investigation into Alternative Sites for the Peterborough Marina
  • City of Sudbury, Conceptual Design and Planning Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Facilities
  • Metropolitan Toronto Region Conservation Authority - Review of Role, Policies and Strategies re: the Public Use of Authority Lands
  • Otonabee Region Conservation Authority - Review of Outdoor Recreation Role and Strategy for the Public Use of Authority Lands
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority - Ganaraska Forest Study and Business Plan
  • Municipality of Trent Hills, Facility-Fit Analysis and Conceptual Design for the Campbellford-Seymour Fairground and the Proposed Community Recreation and Wellness Centre (See PDF and Figure 2 below)
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Plans for Memorial and Bethesda Parks (needs assessment and input into plans)
  • City of Kingston, Grass Greek Park (needs assessment & input into plan). See Figure 1 below.
  • City of Nepean, Ben Franklin Regional Park Plan (needs assessment and input into plan)
  • Township of Ennismore, Ennismore Waterfront Park Plan (needs assessment and input into plan)
  • Beaverbrook Homes, Recommendations for Recreation Activities, Facilities and Amenities - Adult-oriented  Waterfront Community, Otonabee River, Cavan Monaghan

Figure 1: Grass Creek Park Master Plan, City of Kingston, Ontario

The RETHINK GROUP assisted with community and stakeholder consultation and the design program.

Campbellford Fairground Facility-Fit Analysis - Community Recreation and Wellness Centre, June 14, 2010.pdf

Figure 2: Facility Fit Exercise, Campbellford-Seymour Agricultural Society Fairground and Proposed Co
mmunity Recreation and Wellness Centre, Municipality of Trent Hills, The RETHINK GROUP with AECOM Canada Architects Ltd.and Basterfield & Associates, Landscape Architects

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