New plans are being prepared for the small green space on Bewdeley Avenue. As part of the English Inn redevelopment plan, Aragon will create a high quality public park and community events space, whilst preserving pedestrian access to and from the Inn Property.
The proposed park design has reached a stage where public consultation from area residents and park users are essential to help refine the design. Design boards will be on display at the Esquimalt Community Centre, located at 527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt from January 19 – January 30, 2017 for your viewing and comments. We welcome your feedback through this design process.
The new park will comprise of a rich mixture of treillage, shade arbors, seating and ornamental plantings and pathway surfaces arranged into two distinct garden spaces; a “Mediterranean Garden” and a “Seaside Garden”.
The Mediterranean Garden comprises broad paved surfaces, many park benches, and aromatic and scented plantings (deer resistant lavender, geranium, and rosemary) encapsulated by substantial wooden colonnades, whilst the “Seaside Garden” conveys a more naturalistic character with drifts of tall ornamental grasses, sweeps of pebbles, round boulders, and a decked seating area under the shade of a wooden arbor.
The Mediterranean Garden will be provided with power outlets for equipment supporting organized neighbourhood events and low key lighting will be provided so that the park can be safely visited after dusk.
A variety of paving stones will be used to create exciting surface textures and patterns.
Hither Green Park signs will be installed at each end of the park.
Emergency vehicles will use the park as the primary access to the English Inn property. In order to accommodate fire truck access, the park’s structures will be cleverly placed on either side of the access lane. All other vehicle access will be prohibited from the park.
The new park will complement the ambitious landscape work being planned as a part of the English Inn redevelopment project. Several small trees (established columnar cedars) will be transplanted from the Inn property and replanted in the park which will give the park the appearance of maturity.
Community is important to us. We welcome your feedback throughout the planning process. Please leave us your comments, questions and concerns.
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