We assisted the City of Melfort, SK, with the development of a comprehensive recreation greenspace master plan for Spruce Haven Park. The city envisioned the park as a vibrant community park and signature city destination, emphasizing culture, health, leisure and play.
We designed the master plan with three objectives in mind to achieve the client’s vision: create a unified park, strengthen the park’s presence along Shadd Drive, and celebrate and protect the site’s defining character elements. We created the master plan to include amenities that provide and support passive and active recreational opportunities, maintain and strengthen linkages between surrounding public spaces and neighbourhoods and ensure the park space programming is appropriate for the community’s needs. These will eventually include a proposed multiplex, soccer pitches, festival and park pavilions, and increased trails, picnic areas, splash park, playground skate park, mini golf and gathering areas.
We designed the Spruce Haven Park master plan to have durability and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design guiding principles and included opportunities to incorporate local culture and perspectives into the discussion.