WINCHESTER – It was a major step in the right direction Tues., July 16 for the planned park project in Hallville.

A decade after North Dundas Township purchased the 11.67 acres of vacant land, fronting onto Reids Mills Road between Maurice and Kelso Streets at the encouragement of the then Hallville Recreation Association, councillors were presented with a pair of concept drawings for the area.

Both options amalgamate the village’s outdoor rink and playground equipment in the space, effectively retiring the aging building and rink infrastructure on Kerr’s Ridge Road and the vintage playground on nearby St. John Street.

Also included are a baseball diamond and soccer pitch, either one large or two mini sizes, a pavilion and parking lot, and bridge over the nearby Wylie Creek.
Council has been budgeting money for a new park since 2015.

A public meeting is being planned for later this summer, with a date yet to be determined.

Above are concept drawings of two options for the proposed Hallville park project. North Dundas Township purchased the site a decade ago. Courtesy Photos