Analysis of park space for Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest neighborhood

As a follow-up to a meeting between the Orchard Park Sherwood Forest Ratepayers Executive, Councillor Nancy Branscombe, and Ross Fair, Executive Director, Community Services Department for the City of London, regarding the potential loss of the green space adjacent to Sherwood Forest Public School, the Ratepayers received an analysis of park space for the entire neighborhood. Highlights are:

Taken as a whole, the Orchard Park-Sherwood Forest community (bounded by Gainsborough, Wonderland, Sarnia Roads and the Medway Valley/Ramsey Road/Brescia Lane) meets the established standards for parkland….

There is an argument to be made for the addition of active park infrastructure (e.g. pathways, play structure) in this community. Currently, no investments dollars are on the horizon for at least the next 5 years. Although current city properties are not ideal locations, such investments are possible, provided consent of local neighbours. Acquisition of new lands, is not necessarily required for these purposes.

The full analysis is available here.

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