Posted 07 Jan, 2016
A CLEARER DIRECTION FOR THE DAVID DUNLAP OBSERVATORY PARK
You already know Observatory Hill is set to become one of Canada’s foremost communities, and you already know its public spaces will match that forecasted standard of excellence, but everyone has been eagerly awaiting a true direction for the park and heritage site. That wait might be over.
Two unique plans (A and B) were created for this special site with the intent of allowing public opinion and the best possible outcome for coming and current communities. Plan A is called “Observatory Park” and would act as a regional attraction highlighted by The David Dunlap Observatory and a planetarium, Plan B or “Discovery Park” would be a local attraction and highlighted by the area’s heritage features. Both A and B share common features that were consistently requested by all parties involved.
In a recent article featured in the Richmond Hill Post, it was revealed that at the Town of Richmond Hill’s People Plan task force meeting, a preferred direction for the aforementioned public spaces was put forth. Over 275 residents had their say via an online survey, and JRS (the chosen landscape architectural firm) was directed toward a final plan that focused on community opinion and satisfaction. Plan A was the winner, and that’s incredibly exciting. Now, it’s not written in stone and many decisions are yet to be confirmed, but if Plan A goes forward as recommended, those who live in Observatory Hill and people from surrounding neighbourhoods can expect to enjoy a truly fantastic park experience. Consisting of highlights like an outdoor ice rink, amphitheatre, splash pad, covered picnic area, meadow maze, great lawn, beaux arts garden, and much more, the David Dunlap Observatory Park will work toward making Richmond Hill an even more admirable, and inviting town. Think of what something like this can do for property value as well; Observatory Hill -supported by such an unbelievable park- will provide a fantastic investment opportunity.
This is just another reason to get excited about Observatory Hill. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available, we understand that waiting can often be frustrating, but it’ll be worth the wait. You’ll definitely want to call this area home, so before deciding on another location, consider just how magnificent your life could be at Observatory Hill surrounded by an endless list of amenities, entertainment, restaurants, highly rated schools, transit, and much, much more.