Miikana Park

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Miikana Park is a proposed 2.7 ha neighbourhood park located at 655 Miikana Road in Leitrim. The park is situated within the Pathways at Findlay Creek subdivision.

The park is bounded by Miikana Road to the east and Gartersnake Way to the south. To the north is an open space block for an overland swale. To the west is a block for future residential development and a 120m wide naturalized buffer between the park and the Leitrim Core Wetland.

Proposed amenities for Miikana Park include an intermediate soccer field, a full-size basketball court, a playground, a splash pad, a shade structure, pathways, site furnishings, landscape planting, and a tree preservation area.

You can access the concept plan for the park in the Document Library on the right side of the page. The community is invited to provide comments on the proposed concept plan and playground equipment.

Please provide comments on the concept plan to Burl.Walker@ottawa.ca by September 15, 2021.

What We Heard

A public consultation for the Miikana Park concept plan was held from August 26 to September 15, 2021. Thank you to everyone that provided their input on the concept plan.

Comments received are summarized as follows:

  • Requests to replace the intermediate soccer field with tennis courts, or to plan for tennis courts in at least one park in the Pathways at Findlay Creek subdivision
  • Request to provide a bicycle rack
  • Suggestion to provide a community centre with educational panels on the importance of the wetlands

The Leitrim Modified Area Parks Plan does not identify tennis courts as an amenity for Miikana Park or Dun Skipper Park, which will be the final park developed in the Pathways at Findlay Creek and Pathways South at Findlay Creek subdivisions. Dun Skipper Park is located approximately 350m to the east of Miikana Park at 69 Dun Skipper Drive. The addition of tennis courts is beyond the scope and budget of the Miikana Park and Dun Skipper Park projects. Staff and the subdivision developer will explore the ability to provide space in one of the parks to accommodate the potential future development of tennis / pickleball courts. The potential development of the courts would depend on the approval of future funding. There are two tennis / pickleball courts located at Diamond Jubilee Park and two courts are currently under development at Leitrim Park 2 at 100 Highgarden Terrace to serve the Leitrim community. The intermediate soccer field proposed at Miikana Park is required to meet the soccer needs in the community.

A bicycle rack is currently being considered as an optional item for Miikana Park. The project team will review if it can be accommodated within the project budget during the tender and construction phases of the project.

The suggestion to add educational / interpretive panels for the Leitrim Core Wetland will be considered as the project proceeds. The ability to add the panels depends on if they can be afforded within the available project budget based on the tender results or if external funding could be identified. A community centre is not planned for Miikana Park.

Miikana Park is a proposed 2.7 ha neighbourhood park located at 655 Miikana Road in Leitrim. The park is situated within the Pathways at Findlay Creek subdivision.

The park is bounded by Miikana Road to the east and Gartersnake Way to the south. To the north is an open space block for an overland swale. To the west is a block for future residential development and a 120m wide naturalized buffer between the park and the Leitrim Core Wetland.

Proposed amenities for Miikana Park include an intermediate soccer field, a full-size basketball court, a playground, a splash pad, a shade structure, pathways, site furnishings, landscape planting, and a tree preservation area.

You can access the concept plan for the park in the Document Library on the right side of the page. The community is invited to provide comments on the proposed concept plan and playground equipment.

Please provide comments on the concept plan to Burl.Walker@ottawa.ca by September 15, 2021.

What We Heard

A public consultation for the Miikana Park concept plan was held from August 26 to September 15, 2021. Thank you to everyone that provided their input on the concept plan.

Comments received are summarized as follows:

  • Requests to replace the intermediate soccer field with tennis courts, or to plan for tennis courts in at least one park in the Pathways at Findlay Creek subdivision
  • Request to provide a bicycle rack
  • Suggestion to provide a community centre with educational panels on the importance of the wetlands

The Leitrim Modified Area Parks Plan does not identify tennis courts as an amenity for Miikana Park or Dun Skipper Park, which will be the final park developed in the Pathways at Findlay Creek and Pathways South at Findlay Creek subdivisions. Dun Skipper Park is located approximately 350m to the east of Miikana Park at 69 Dun Skipper Drive. The addition of tennis courts is beyond the scope and budget of the Miikana Park and Dun Skipper Park projects. Staff and the subdivision developer will explore the ability to provide space in one of the parks to accommodate the potential future development of tennis / pickleball courts. The potential development of the courts would depend on the approval of future funding. There are two tennis / pickleball courts located at Diamond Jubilee Park and two courts are currently under development at Leitrim Park 2 at 100 Highgarden Terrace to serve the Leitrim community. The intermediate soccer field proposed at Miikana Park is required to meet the soccer needs in the community.

A bicycle rack is currently being considered as an optional item for Miikana Park. The project team will review if it can be accommodated within the project budget during the tender and construction phases of the project.

The suggestion to add educational / interpretive panels for the Leitrim Core Wetland will be considered as the project proceeds. The ability to add the panels depends on if they can be afforded within the available project budget based on the tender results or if external funding could be identified. A community centre is not planned for Miikana Park.

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