REIMAGINE BEDDINGTON is a multi-year project to plan the future of our parks and open spaces. A key objective is to add recreation diversity to our open spaces. This is our chance to really make things interesting around here! Community garden? Outdoor exercise circuits? Gathering spaces? More benches along the pathways?
We seek YOUR ideas for our parks and open spaces! Your involvement will help us devise plans and make improvements happen!
ReImagine Beddington meetings are open to residents: We meet the second Tuesday of every month at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, upstairs Board Room, 7-9 pm.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2019
Benchington: This is a multi-step engagement, to help us decide where to place benches in future.
- In June during our Neighbour Day Barbecue, we asked people to identify on a map where they would like to see new park benches.
- This was followed by Fire Pit Friday — a Vivo event for Beddington this August. Vivo supplied paint, drop cloths and expertise, to help children execute a very colourful “Benchington Bench.” (The misty, rainy, cold weather did not dampen the spirits of all of us who came to Fire Pit Friday. We hope Fire Pit Friday might be something we can bring to other Beddington parks in 2020.)
- Since then — and based on our map survey — this bench has been moved to a few locations throughout Beddington to test placement. To continue to get ideas, we are running a Facebook Benchington Contest until December 1.
Walk & Talk September 22nd: 14 participants visited 3 parks, in the company of 4 experts.
- Beaconsfield Place NW (backyard park)
- Beacham Close NW (neighbourhood park)
- Beaconsfield Close NW (backyard park)
These have playground equipment rated for removal in 3-5 years. We have an opportunity to plan how we might diversify these, to increase usage and enjoyment by more people of all ages. Ideas from participants’ surveys will go to landscape architects. We are applying for a $5000 Parks Foundation Conceptual Drawing Grant.
Summer Planters, provided by your Community Association: To our great disappointment, we were unable to get our planters ordered and planted this year. This is now planned for Spring 2020. We are also considering the possibility of Pollinator Corridors for some of Beddington’s grass medians. We will keep you posted on this exciting idea, being germinated!
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2019-09-22 Walk & Talk to 3 Parks — Report to come
2019-06-15 Neighbour Day Barbecue Engagement — Benchington Part 1 Report to come
2019-01-27 Winter Carnival Survey
2018-12-31 Reimagine Ideas List TIMN to Dec 31 2018
2018-11-30 St. Bede Parent-Teacher Conference Engagement — Report to come
2018-11-20 AGM Engagement (November 20, 2018) — Report to come
2018-06 St. Bede Grade 1 Engagement
2018-06-16 Neighbour Day BBQ Engagement Report
2018-04-21 Reimagine Beddington: Top 15 (Workshop)
Reimagine Beddington Brochure 2018
Reimagine Beddington Committee Terms of Reference