Lake Wilcox Phase 2 included converting Sunset Beach Park into a significant lake-front attraction with splash pad, washroom/change room building, trail construction, parking lots, and playground. This project also involved the selective removal of trees while treating the invasive Buckthorn plant species periodically throughout construction. Trails with signage and fixtures were created through the existing forest to allow access to visitors throughout the lakeside waterfront. Trails totaling over 1500 m were completed with a mixture of dirt, asphalt and concrete trail pathways. Our certified arborist alongside the client worked to selectively remove only required trees as to maximize preservation of the existing flora and fauna. If we had to avoid a section to preserve an area, planning allowed us to change the trail route to minimize impact.
Owner: Town of Richmond Hill
Consultant: Dillon Consulting