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Burloak Regional Waterfront Park (Phase 1 Implementation and Invasive Species Removal)

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Burloak Regional Waterfront Park
City of Burlington & Town of Oakville


Regional Council approved the Master Plan for the Burloak Regional Waterfront Park on April 16, 2014.

Efforts have now shifted to implementation. In the fall of 2016, the Region, the City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville will begin work on Phase One this project, which includes:

  • constructing an asphalt spine pathway system;
  • removing invasive species of all Norway Maple and Siberian Elm Trees; and,
  • adding a new gazebo located near the pier along the spine pathway system.

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  • green lineBurloak Regional Waterfront Park
  • Blue starElizabeth Gardens Wastewater Pump Station

The construction will start in October 2016 and continue until fall 2017.

Project No.

Burloak Regional Waterfront Park Master Plan (Phase 1 - Implementation)


Stirling Todd, Project Manager
905-825-6000 ext. 7186

Additional Information:
  • Burloak Regional Waterfront Park Enhancements Phase 1 (PDF file)
  • What is happening:
    As part of the upcoming improvements to Burloak Park, Halton Region, City of Burlington, Town of Oakville and Conservation Halton will begin the process of restoring the natural ecosystem along the shoreline and western boundaries of the park. The first part of the process is to remove invasive tree species- primarily Siberian Elm and Norway Maple - that are preventing native tree species from growing. Removing the invasive trees is important to restore this section of the Regional Natural Heritage System, which attracts many migrating shorebirds.
  • What you will see:
    In the fall of 2016, work crews will begin removing these invasive species and start the process of renewal by planting new native species in the park. The majority of the trees to be removed are located close or within the shoreline area, but it will also be necessary to remove some of the larger canopy trees near the center of the park for the naturalization efforts to be a success. The removals will change the look of some areas of the park in the short term. With new planting and other park improvements being implemented in 2016 - 2017, including new shade structures, gardens and path systems, we feel confident that these changes will bring to life an improved and ecologically healthier Burloak Park. An information sign will be developed and placed on the Lakeshore Road frontage of the park to provide additional information on the invasive species removal program and how this initiative will improve the ecological health of the area and our community.