Park Plans

The City of Fredericton is currently undergoing a number of park improvement plans.  The purpose of this process is to create feasible and long term development plans for four of the City’s premier parks.  The overall objective is to improve and maximize the value and usage of these important recreational and cultural parks while being respectful of their unique and sensitive natural environments.  The plans will act as guiding documents toward developing management plans that allow for cooperative planning, design, implementation and stewardship.


Lian / Valcour

Residents of the Lian Street and Valcour Drive area are invited to see the first draft of its Upper Hanwell Park Master Plan. The draft master plan, prepared by Trace Planning and Design, incorporates the public’s input and feedback on park amenities, style, and more gathered over a 12 month period, dating back to June 2018. 

The City of Fredericton has released the final draft of the Park Improvement Plan for Lian Street and Valcour Drive.

In the Lian /Valcour area of over 5 ha of land has been designated as Parkland. This Park has been classified as a Neighborhood Park, meaning its facilities are slightly less structured than a park serving more residents. A neighborhood park is planned and designed primarily for residents in the immediate neighborhood. (a 10-minute walk).  Typically, these parks are planned and designed to offer mixed experiences providing a range of summer and winter activities.

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Morning Gate / High Point Ridge

As part of the Morning Gate Drive / Highpoint Ride subdivision development, a 2. 18 hectares of land was designated as Parkland. This Park has been classified as a Neighborhood Park, meaning its facilities are slightly less structured than a park serving more residents. A neighborhood park is planned and designed primarily for residents in the immediate neighborhood. (a 10-minute walk). Typically, these parks are planned and designed to offer mixed experiences providing a range of summer and winter activities.

The City of Fredericton has released the final draft of the High Point Ridge Neighbourhood Park Improvement Plan.

Related News Releases

  • One Final Opportunity to Provide Input For High Point Ridge Neighbourhood Park, May 6, 2019.
  • Public working session to discuss the next steps in the development, February 25, 2019.
  • Public open house to discuss the future development of a new neighbourhood park, September 25, 2018.

Odell & Killarney Lake Parks

The consultant team is working to deliver a final draft Improvement Plan document for Odell and Killarney Lake Parks early in the new year. The team is spending additional time with user groups and stakeholders in order to find the best solutions that all can support.

Odell Park

Odell Park is one of Fredericton’s most significant parks on Fredericton’s south side.  The park totals 135 hectares of mostly forested land, but also includes a caretakers home, Odell Lodge,  ball field, trails and parking access, picnic areas and passive parkland.  The park is host to a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna, including one of the few remaining old growth forests in North America.  The Odell Park Improvement Plan must balance these sensitivities with public input from citizens and park users and provide recommendations on appropriate land use activities as the park and its user groups evolve.

Killarney Lake Park

Killarney Lake Park is a 762 hectare park on the City’s north side and is a major recreation asset generally bordered by St Mary’s Street, Canada Street and Two Nations Crossing. The park hosts a mix of active and passive recreation activities and is one of the most heavily used parks in Fredericton due to the lake and beach, the Killarney Lake Park Rotary Centennial Lodge and an expansive four season trail system.  The Killarney Lake Park Improvement Plan will address future uses within the park, balancing the quantity of active and passive use, while considering new investments in trail infrastructure.


Carleton Park


Wilmot Park