Royal Bay Opens its Newest Community Gathering Space

After an entire summer spent watching the luscious grass of Meadow Park Green grow through orange construction fencing, the 2.6 acre gathering space in the heart of the Meadow neighbourhood of Royal Bay is finally ready to be put to good use by the community. This new public space sets the stage for decades of small community gatherings, family picnics, and unstructured play sessions for Royal Bay residents young and old.

The grand opening celebration for Meadow Park Green, hosted on August 28th, was a perfect preview of the fun to be had in the area in the years to come. Here is a quick recap of what Royal Bay locals enjoyed while they said farewell to summer together:

Local Victoria rockers Shaky Ground set the scene and brought the party for the afternoon by playing covers of favourite up-tempo family hits, from The Beatles to Elvis Presley.

 

Neighbours got into the spirit of friendly competition by playing giant lawn games, including Checkers, Connect Four, Snakes and Ladders and Twister.

Delicious complimentary ice cream treats from Cold Comfort were the hit of the afternoon!

[Ice Cream Not Pictured-Gobbled Up too Quickly!]

The official launch of Meadow Park Green was a tremendous way to build on the momentum of the opening of the Meadow Park Playground earlier this spring. In harmony, these two play-spaces create an exciting opportunity for Royal Bay’s youngest residents to dream, experiment, and imagine their own worlds of adventure together, right in the heart of their own neighbourhood. Ah, to be a kid again!

The Green also perfectly complements the more than 100-acres of public parks that surround and traverse the community. Creating these natural spaces to serve folks of all ages in Royal Bay has, and will continue to be, a priority for GableCraft Homes.

Besides the expanse of freshly manicured grass, the Meadow Park Green area also includes several other placemaking landscape features, including:

  • Gathering spaces and expanded seating at main park entrances stationed on decorative coloured concrete patterns that take the form of the iconic sails of Royal Bay.
  • A multi-use, paved pathway surrounding the Green and the Playground that is connected to Royal Bay’s existing network of outdoor paths.
  • Accessible, permanent picnic table and bench seating that accompanies the pathway around the park, offering even more opportunity to connect with family, friends, and neighbours.

The next critical feature that will soon be added to the area is a set of Public Washrooms, which are currently under construction and are slated to be complete later this fall. Stay tuned to Tideline News for updates on this project, and for information the other trails and parks being built in Royal Bay.

We cannot wait for our next opportunity to gather together again with the Royal Bay community on this spectacular space!