The City of Oshawa is looking for feedback from the community to determine public interest in the following independent options for the redevelopment of Rotary Park:
- Option A – A new leisure pool, major splash pad and destination playground; or,
- Option B – A combined major splash pad/ice rink and minor playground.
Community members are invited to provide their feedback by visiting Connect Oshawa (www.connectoshawa.ca/RotaryPark) to complete an online feedback form.
Community members who prefer to complete the feedback form on paper are asked to call Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 during regular business hours.
Feedback will be received until noon on Friday, August 20, 2021, and will be considered in a report to Community Services Committee in September 2021.
“We know the redevelopment of Rotary Park is something our community members feel strongly about,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “To ensure the reimagining of Rotary Park meets everyone’s hopes and expectations, please let us know what you think would be the best option.”
“If there ever was a time for public input on a community matter then this is likely it. The technology for such a splash pad/ice rink combination was recently determined and was not available when the Rotary Park Redevelopment Plan was passed by Council; therefore, due to the cost of each option and the differences in community service including the number of months of available serviceability, it is very important that as many potential users as possible provide the City with their considered opinions. Your voice matters,” said Councillor Rick Kerr, Chair of the Community Services Committee.
“Getting this one right is so important for our term of Council – the condition of the existing structure means big change is now required, but it’s also a big opportunity to do something great in this historic park. I’m hoping we see lots of community input,” said Councillor Derek Giberson, Vice-Chair of the Community Services Committee.