Flamborough Centre Park, located at 969 Centre Road and is owned by the City of Hamilton, has a seasonally high water table, limited recreational opportunities and challenging maintenance requirements. This project involves removing a portion of the topsoil from the area, creating a shallow wetland, and planting the area with native species that are tolerant of wet ground conditions. Phase 2 includes the construction of a marsh wetland that is 0.5 hectares in size, which is equivalent to a 200-car parking lot. This marsh wetland will be different from Phase 1 of the project in several ways.
- During construction, the park will be closed to the public.
- Phase 2 will require hiring contractors to dig the wetland with heavy equipment and remove a portion of the soil from site. This will translate to approximately 50 truck loads of fill removed offsite.
- The construction works are planned to take place in late summer of 2021 and should last 5-7 days.
The restoration works at Flamborough Centre Park will benefit the surrounding community and enhance this green space for all to enjoy. To learn more, please click here.