Have your say about Windsor’s Homesite Park

Time is running out to have your say about the proposed improvements at Windsor’s Homesite Park.

Working with Landmark Engineers, the city’s developing a new design for the park, which will address drainage issues, upgrade the parking lots, improve public safety and accessibility, and enhance the sporting facilities.

The deadline to participate in the survey is this Saturday.

The 10-acre park is on Seymour Boulevard in Devonshire Heights. It contains three baseball diamonds, maintenance facilities, two gravel parking lots, a walking trail, a playground, a workout station, and sitting areas.

However, some parts of the park are prone to flooding and standing water. New drainage swales along the perimeter of each baseball diamond could prevent flooding on the field. Another drainage swale on the east and northern perimetre will direct stormwater away from neighboring properties.

The parking lots, which are gravel right now, will be paved. An expansion is in store for one at the park’s north end.

The city proposes new pathways connecting the parking lot to the trail.

Last summer, crews replaced the bike trail between Seymour Boulevard and Calderwood Avenue.

The baseball diamonds will be re-graded. Repairs are planned for the bullpens dugouts and pitching mounds.

The second diamond will get new overhead lighting and a scoreboard. High-mast protective netting will be installed at that diamond and the third one to protect parked cars and adjacent homeowners from foul balls.

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