Chris Hadfield Park Improvements

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Chris Hadfield Park, located at 1 Chris Hadfield Dr., is undergoing redevelopment to enhance its amenities and improve your park experience. We’re excited to enhance the local landmark, with the community in mind.

Currently, all of Canada’s provinces and territories’ flags fly at the park, in addition to an old steam tractor, car parking, metal picnic shelter, decorative water feature, irrigated turf, mature trees and perennial gardens.

The purpose of this redevelopment project is to maintain the current charm and amenities within the existing park, while repairing/replacing aging facilities and bringing features up to more current standards.

Stay tuned for more information, including community engagement, on May 24, 2022.

Park history

Chris Hadfield Park first opened in September 1975 as Unity Park – a welcoming gateway into Milton from the north. In June 1997, the park’s name was officially changed to Chris Hadfield Park to honour the famous astronaut who was born in Milton.

Shortly after, the Town’s CNR station building (circa 1900) was relocated from Bronte Street to the park as headquarters for the Milton Chamber of Commerce. It later became the Tourist Information Building. Today, the building houses Town of Milton staff.

The park remains a welcoming gateway into Milton and many find it a great place to stop, eat lunch and have a rest.

Next steps

Chris Hadfield Park’s conceptual and detailed design, including project approvals, will take place throughout 2022. Construction is forecasted to begin in spring 2023, and be completed in winter 2023, subject to Council’s approval of the proposed 2023 capital budget. For information about the Town’s park projects, visit our park development web page.

Chris Hadfield Park, located at 1 Chris Hadfield Dr., is undergoing redevelopment to enhance its amenities and improve your park experience. We’re excited to enhance the local landmark, with the community in mind.

Currently, all of Canada’s provinces and territories’ flags fly at the park, in addition to an old steam tractor, car parking, metal picnic shelter, decorative water feature, irrigated turf, mature trees and perennial gardens.

The purpose of this redevelopment project is to maintain the current charm and amenities within the existing park, while repairing/replacing aging facilities and bringing features up to more current standards.

Stay tuned for more information, including community engagement, on May 24, 2022.

Park history

Chris Hadfield Park first opened in September 1975 as Unity Park – a welcoming gateway into Milton from the north. In June 1997, the park’s name was officially changed to Chris Hadfield Park to honour the famous astronaut who was born in Milton.

Shortly after, the Town’s CNR station building (circa 1900) was relocated from Bronte Street to the park as headquarters for the Milton Chamber of Commerce. It later became the Tourist Information Building. Today, the building houses Town of Milton staff.

The park remains a welcoming gateway into Milton and many find it a great place to stop, eat lunch and have a rest.

Next steps

Chris Hadfield Park’s conceptual and detailed design, including project approvals, will take place throughout 2022. Construction is forecasted to begin in spring 2023, and be completed in winter 2023, subject to Council’s approval of the proposed 2023 capital budget. For information about the Town’s park projects, visit our park development web page.

Page published: 21 Mar 2022, 08:59 AM