Royal Stroud Park

Hamilton, Ontario

Royal Stroud Park, located at the east side of Stroud Road and Royal Avenue, underwent a complete reconstruction beginning in 2006. The Ainslie Wood/Westdale Neighbourhood Storm Water Management Master Plan identified the need for a combined-sewer overflow tank to be installed in the area to manage overflows during large rainfalls. Once the underground construction was completed, the City of Hamilton began to transform the surface area into a park. Seferian Design Group was retained by the City of Hamilton to completed detailed design and construction administration for Royal Stroud Park in Hamilton.

Seferian Design Group worked with the Community Advisory Committee and the City to develop the vision and design for the park. Special attention was given to preserving existing trees. Five park benches and three picnic tables were installed, as well as garbage containers, interpretive signage, a seven-loop bike rack for public use, and a small parking bay. Several improvements to community trails within the park was also part of the scope. Numerous native tree plantings were installed in the park as well as two separate “modules” of riparian shrubs along Chedoke Creek. The planting of numerous native and riparian seed mixtures also enhanced the visual and sensual experience for all users of the park.