CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: There will be some trail access restrictions in effect until summer 2024 while construction is underway. Different areas of the park may be closed to the public with on-site signage and fencing. We please ask that all park visitors exercise caution and respect the construction signage, fencing and barriers, and avoid entering areas under construction. Check back regularly for project updates and more information.
More than 20 years in the making, and at 900 acres in size, North Maple Regional Park (NMRP) is the most ambitious park development in the City’s history. It will be larger than New York City’s Central Park, and more than twice the size of High Park in Toronto.
NMRP started as a plan to develop 80 hectares (200 acres) into a signature park and a world-class recreation and culture destination. In 2018 Council expanded the park plan by including the former Keele Valley Landfill, Vaughan Township Landfill and wooded valley lands in a 364-hectare (900-acre) vision. The park will give back to residents after years of landfill operations. NMRP is located on the Oak Ridges Moraine and the source of the Don River. The site’s ecological significance and the natural environment play a key role in the park vision.
In 2018, the park and soccer fields opened to the public and in 2019 the pavilion was completed. Site preparations for the next 52 ha (130 acres) of park development are underway. Advancing the plans for NMRP is a 2018-2022 Term of Council Service Excellence Strategic Plan priority and supports the Active Together Master Plan which guides improvements to the City’s recreation facilities and programs.
The park vision identifies 364 hectares (900 acres) of open space and former landfill areas to be transformed into public parkland. Planning and delivery of the park vision will take place in several phases over the coming years. Engagement is ongoing with sport, culture, and community organizations to determine the facilities, partnerships, programs, and events which could be developed in future phases to make NMRP a world-class destination.
The concept plan outlines recreation facilities planned for the next 130 acre (53ha) stage of park development. The plan aligns with the Active Together Master Plan and the City’s strategic plan for parks, recreation, and libraries. Many more park programs and facilities are possible at NMRP as future phases of the park are implemented and additional lands are made ready for public use. Community engagement for the design of facilities shown in the concept plan is expected to commence in 2023.
Current Site Preparations
Before the design and construction of facilities shown in the concept plan begins, 130 acres (52 ha) of the site is being made ready for future park development. The site preparations underway include grading, servicing (water, storm, sanitary, electrical, gas), road construction and environmental restoration. To learn more about the site preparation underway, visit the project updates page.