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Burlington Beach Regional Waterfront Park Master Plan

Burlington Beach Regional Waterfront Park

Spencer Smith Park Enhancements – Phase 2 (2017)

Starting in spring 2017, Halton Region and the City of Burlington will implement Phase 2 of the Burlington Beach Regional Waterfront Park Master Plan, which will include improvements along the waterfront promenade.

Halton Region has received a Canada 150 grant that will help fund the park upgrades.

New and improved park features and amenities will include:

  • asphalt surfacing on promenade
  • new bollards (small, flexible posts to control traffic) on promenade
  • new shade structures at the cobble beach
  • concrete surfacing at seating areas and new benches
  • concrete surfacing of pathway at west end of the park
  • renewal of short concrete wall (parapet wall) between upper and lower promenade, and railings along west end of concrete wall
Sketch of new shade structure
Composite wood slat bench

Phase 1 was completed in spring 2017 and included an upgraded gazebo, concrete walkway, pedestrian lighting and benches, and tree and perennial planting.

Master Plan Implementation

The Burlington Beach Regional Waterfront Park Master Plan, which includes both Spencer Smith and Beachway Parks, was approved by Halton Regional Council on May 20, 2015.

In fall 2016, Halton Region in partnership with the City of Burlington began implementing the approved Master Plan by completing the park improvements in and around the Trail Head at the Brant Street entrance to the park and gazebo area. 

The Halton Region Waterfront Parks program recog0nizes the significant environmental, economic, cultural, and recreational importance of the Lake Ontario (and the Burlington Bay) shoreline to residents of Halton Region and the Province. The Regional Waterfront Parks program aims to:

  • Maximize public accessibility to the Halton Waterfront by increasing the amount of well distributed public space; and
  • Provide a variety of recreational, cultural and tourism opportunities along the Halton waterfront.

The Burlington Beach Regional Waterfront Park is a premier waterfront park located in downtown Burlington on the Lake Ontario shoreline. The park is approximately 35 hectares in size and is made up of two city parks, Spencer Smith Park and Beachway Park.

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