WHAT IS ADOPT-A-PARK?
Adopt-a-Park is a city-wide program that encourages community involvement in the care and maintenance of City parks. It is a partnership between volunteers and the City. The program is open to community groups and individuals of all ages who want to take an active role in enhancing the quality of life in our community.
Adopt volunteers make a commitment to cleaning up a park:
- A minimum of twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall
- For a period of two to five years to provide continuity
To acknowledge these important efforts, a sign presenting the name of the adopting individual or group is displayed on the park or roadway throughout the adoption period.
The City’s Role
- Respond to inquiries within 10 days
- Coordinate necessary approvals
- Provide cleanup and/or graffiti removal supplies
- Install signage
- Collect litter when notified
- Provide agreement renewal opportunities
- Coordinate the provision of loaned cleanup tools
Thanks to the hard work of Stonebridge Community Association and community volunteers we have adopted all 4 of our community parks as well as the Stonebridge Trail.
OUR ADOPTED PARKS
Kilbirnie Park – Adopted Since 2010
Kilbirnie Park is located on the west side of the Stonebridge community at the corner of Shadehill Crescent and Kilbirnie Drive. The park boasts a splash pad with multiple sprinklers and jets, as well as an extensive playground with 3 structures, a large gazebo and swings. Kilbirnie Park Outdoor Rink – The SCA is also the rink operator for the Kilbirnie Park skating rink that is maintained by dedicated community volunteers.
W.C. Levesque Park – Adopted Since 2010
W.C. Levesque Park is located on Riverstone Drive and can also be accessed via LongField (Jockvale Road). It spans more than 24 acres running along the Jock River. The park consists of a large play structure, four swings, a gazebo and several playing fields including a cricket pitch. The SCA hosts the ‘Just for Fun’ 6-week soccer program for kids aged 3-9 at this park in each Spring.
Golflinks Park – Adopted Since 2010
Golflinks Park is a small park with a climbing structure and swings at the corner of Golflinks Drive and Calderwood Way.
Orchard Park – Adopted Since 2017
Orchard Park is a parkette located at 415 Kilspindie Ridge. The new park provides the neighbourhood with junior and senior playground equipment, swings, open space and free play area, benchfit training, seating, pathways, and landscaped greenspace.
Stonebridge Trail – Adopted Since 2017
This is a pleasant walk in an area that has rapidly developed into suburbia. Its two halves are quite different, with the first 2 km (1.25 mi) almost always within sight of houses, and the final 2 km (1.25 mi) at times feeling more remote than they actually are. Being so close to both the Jock and the Rideau rivers makes this a worthwhile hike for novices and families alike.