The park is a 5.2-hectare (12.9-acre) open space along the eastern shore of the Rideau River, between St. Patrick Street and Montreal Road. The site was historically used as a landfill. Environmental assessments over the past few years revealed that
- contaminates were present on exposed surfaces along the Rideau River shoreline
- the exposed areas of landfill debris and ash along the shoreline should be covered to prevent exposure and further erosion
About the project
The work included the following:
- A 50- to 100-millimetre-thick filter layer was installed to cap the exposed contaminated soil.
- A layer of granular material was installed to stabilize the existing slope, and discourage people from digging through the filter layer into the contaminated soil.
- Granular material was applied around all existing trees larger than 50 millimetres in diameter.
- Small shrubs and saplings were cut 300 millimetres above the existing grade to encourage regeneration.
- All vegetation larger than 50 millimetres was preserved.
The project is now complete and the pathway is fully open.