Albert McCormick Community Centre - Site Plan Update and Amenity Enhancement

City of Waterloo

Value: $2.2 million | Completion: 2021 | Location: Waterloo, ON

Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

WalterFedy’s civil, electrical, and mechanical groups were part of the design team responsible for bringing new, highly-anticipated amenities to the Albert McCormick Community Centre. The park now boasts a new plaza space with versatile playing spaces, 5,000 SF skate park, splash pad, climbing structure, accessible basketball court, and gathering and seating areas, in addition to the existing ice rink, library, and community spaces.


WalterFedy’s scope of work included topographical survey as well as civil servicing, grading, stormwater management design, lighting design, and inspection for the plaza space containing the skate park, splash pad, basketball court, and climbing structure. The team also designed a new parking lot located within an existing Hydro One transmission corridor in order to accommodate increased traffic to the centre.


The site backs onto a tributary of the Grand River placing it in a floodplain. The WalterFedy team worked closely with the Grand River Conservation Authority to develop a plan to maintain floodplain storage capacity. Other approvals required included site plan approval by the City of Waterloo, and Hydro One approval for stormwater management infrastructure in the corridor.


The $2.2 million project was completed in early 2021 and was officially opened for public use in July.

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