An exclusive first look at the new Danville Park

Modern Mississauga Media Danville Park

Mississauga's newest jewel can be found in the form of the all new Danville Park, located just touch southeast of Courtney Park and Kennedy.
This brand new park gives visitors a spectacular view of our city and provides plenty of picture opportunities. 

The park is absolutely beautiful, especially at the top of the hill.
There are free, high powered binoculars at two different heights so the kids can enjoy the remarkable view and the sunsets are magical.

As Councillor for this area, it has been my pleasure to see this park transform into a place that truly reflects the vibrancy of the community.
It was created to have something for all ages and abilities to enjoy while highlighting its topography and geographic location.
The City’s Parks and Forestry team has worked tirelessly to ensure that this park is a destination residents and tourists can enjoy year round.
It features a variety of unique amenities like cricket pitches, pedestrian and cycling pathways, winter tobogganing and unforgettable panoramic views of the city.
This park is a treasured place for me. It brings back fond memories of my childhood when my dad would take me to the sites around the city to watch planes fly in and out of the airport. Since then, I’ve always had a fascination with planes.
— Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Ward 5

We popped by Danville Park very recently and took a few pictures at dusk and are happy to share them with you in the gallery below.

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Danville Park is located at 6275 Danville Rd, Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7

About Danville Park:

Danville Park has been designed and developed with year-round activity in mind. The site
will include a premiere cricket site suitable for tournament play and a toboggan hill with accessible pathways to the top of the hill.

In addition, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has partnered with the City of Mississauga to create an Airplane Viewing Platform at the park’s pinnacle. Funded by the GTAA and soaring 25 metres above the surrounding area, the Platform will be an excellent location for viewing planes leaving Pearson International Airport and will celebrate the
aircraft industry’s contribution to Mississauga’s development.

Conceptual drawings of Danville Park

Conceptual drawings of Danville Park

The 1st phase of the project is complete, which moved 230,000 cubic metres of earth to shape the park.
The 2nd phase will build two cricket fields, toboggan hill, parking, elevated overlook, maintenance yard and landscaping.
The Airplane Viewing Platform will be enhanced to include binoculars, seating and interpretive signs.

Background
To develop a four season use park with recreational facilities, passive use and supporting amenties along the HWY 410 Parkway Belt corridor between HWY 401 and Courtneypark Drive East. The parkland will offer tournament play cricket fields, pedestrian and cycling experiences for all abilities, toboggan hill(s) while providing infrastructure to accommodate future amenities such as sport lighting and washrooms and change rooms. This project implements recommendations in the Parks & Forestry 2014 Future Directions Master Plan.

Goals/Objectives
The goal of the project is to provide new facilities that are geared to the neighbourhood while creating a safe, healthy and vibrant community park which will include:

Create a healthy, safe, accessible public environment
Provide for recreational activities that complement and take advantage of the site’s unique topography
Establish a unique park identity
Protect and enhance existing storm water systems and create natural areas
Design and contruct with an environmentally responsible approach
Design with a regard for maintenance efficiency

(The grand opening was slated for Friday, September 29 but due to a poor weather forecast full of rain, the ceremony has been postponed until mid-2018.)