Lundy's Lane Ontario Power Generation Parkette

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The City of Niagara Falls has taken an exciting next step in the implementation of the Lundy’s Lane Streetscape Master Plan, by developing a draft preferred conceptual design for the Lundy’s Lane Ontario Power Generation Parkette. The site is located on the north side of Lundy’s Lane, directly to the east of the OPG Canal.

The draft preferred conceptual design has been developed using the guidelines set out in the Lundy’s Lane Streetscape Masterplan (November 2016). The overall goal is to create a unique public recreation space within the Lundy’s Lane Business Improvement Area that displays the City’s history of power generation and celebrates the areas’ natural heritage features.


Key design objectives are as follows:

  • Create a unified design aesthetic with recent streetscape improvements (i.e., lighting, furnishings, gateway features)
  • Establish the BIA as a unique district within the City.
  • Create a space for local events, festivals, gatherings, and outdoor learning.
  • Provide a rest stop for tourists, pedestrians, and cyclists, including users of the Millennium Trail and the Gary Hendershot Trail.
  • Create a cultural attraction for the City’s history.
  • Provide an accessible and safe parkette space.
  • Integrate parkette features with the natural environment to provide a net benefit.


Key design elements:

Presentation Plaza – including Events Pavilion / Picnic Shelter and Plaza, Power generation artifacts, Power Generation Interpretive Wall and In-Ground Water Feature.

Nature, Mindfulness and Arts Presentation Zone including intimate Raised Performance Stage / Education Space, Natural Heritage Interpretive Walk and Natural Habitat Features / Enhancements.

Additional Elements – including parking lot that converts to event space, decorative and seasonal lighting, potential future restroom location, and streetscape enhancements.

We want to hear from you!

The next step of the process is to engage the public to review the draft preferred conceptual design and receive input. The design drawings are available for viewing from this page.

Please feel free to make comments directly on this page or forward them to our project team at [email protected]

We request you submit any questions or comments by December 17, 2021.

The City of Niagara Falls has taken an exciting next step in the implementation of the Lundy’s Lane Streetscape Master Plan, by developing a draft preferred conceptual design for the Lundy’s Lane Ontario Power Generation Parkette. The site is located on the north side of Lundy’s Lane, directly to the east of the OPG Canal.

The draft preferred conceptual design has been developed using the guidelines set out in the Lundy’s Lane Streetscape Masterplan (November 2016). The overall goal is to create a unique public recreation space within the Lundy’s Lane Business Improvement Area that displays the City’s history of power generation and celebrates the areas’ natural heritage features.


Key design objectives are as follows:

  • Create a unified design aesthetic with recent streetscape improvements (i.e., lighting, furnishings, gateway features)
  • Establish the BIA as a unique district within the City.
  • Create a space for local events, festivals, gatherings, and outdoor learning.
  • Provide a rest stop for tourists, pedestrians, and cyclists, including users of the Millennium Trail and the Gary Hendershot Trail.
  • Create a cultural attraction for the City’s history.
  • Provide an accessible and safe parkette space.
  • Integrate parkette features with the natural environment to provide a net benefit.


Key design elements:

Presentation Plaza – including Events Pavilion / Picnic Shelter and Plaza, Power generation artifacts, Power Generation Interpretive Wall and In-Ground Water Feature.

Nature, Mindfulness and Arts Presentation Zone including intimate Raised Performance Stage / Education Space, Natural Heritage Interpretive Walk and Natural Habitat Features / Enhancements.

Additional Elements – including parking lot that converts to event space, decorative and seasonal lighting, potential future restroom location, and streetscape enhancements.

We want to hear from you!

The next step of the process is to engage the public to review the draft preferred conceptual design and receive input. The design drawings are available for viewing from this page.

Please feel free to make comments directly on this page or forward them to our project team at [email protected]

We request you submit any questions or comments by December 17, 2021.

Comments: Lundy's Lane OPG Parkette

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Only thing beneficial I could see is it being visually appealing to this small area. There also needs to be Niagara Falls Transit buses that run along Lundy's to downtown instead of WEGO catering to the tourists.

Shadow about 1 month ago

I think it is an amazing idea, we need more easily accessible green spaces.

Vitalidol about 1 month ago

Very excited to have a place on Lundy’s Lane that we can walk to after a nice lunch or dinner. Hopefully there will be markets or small concerts held here in the future.

Raf about 1 month ago

Excited about this project! Concerned there is not enough parking spaces though. Happy to see the parking area is permeable pavement.

amanda_s about 1 month ago

Where will people park?Do you think people on Royal Manor or Brookfield wants cars parked up and down their streets. How many people will stop on Lundy’s lane to drop off the family, so they can find parking. If there is a parking lot at the park, do you know how hard it will be to get out on the Lundy’s Lane during the summer. Look how hard it is to get out of Falls Manor parking lot and this is right across. You need to find another spot for this park. Not even thinking of all the animals being displaced again.

twilliston about 1 month ago

More green space is great. Perhaps some of the existing trees can be preserved. Parking, accessibility and disability parking is absolutely necessary. A water refill station is a great idea.

BC about 1 month ago

Great idea to have a little park. Public washroom is essential along with a source of drinking water. Minimize the amount of concrete, maximize the green. Lots of trees please for shade. No parking lot for public - let's use the transit system. Have a small drive in/parking area with access for maintenance vehicles and event organizers. Make that lot a "green" one rather than concrete or asphalt.

TheresaJtrees about 1 month ago

The canal is so beautiful. It would be wonderful to have a closer to the water access and view, of course with safety barriers

Avanber about 1 month ago

Look's beautiful. Yes more green space, bike repair station would be a good idea, and water station to fill for personal water bottles.

Sean about 1 month ago

The 2 benches along Lundy's Lane are fine.
Add at least 6 more benches in the Parkette as the stones are hard and cold.
Curran

jq5shf about 1 month ago

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jq5shf about 1 month ago

Suggest a sanitary lateral from location of proposed washroom location to suitable sewer connection during site work phase. It can be capped to prevent extraneous infiltration and reduce repair/replacement costs when WC building proceeds in future.
Would an overlook be possible extending from the interpretation area to the edge of the hydro canal? The present sidewalk on the bridge is an excellent vantage point, but imagine a cantilevered aerie adequately fenced and secured from the parkette.
Regardless, this will be a welcome addition to the Lane!

Moulander about 1 month ago

Great Idea.
This will make the area more walkable and vibrant however adding a variety of street lighting wouldn’t be a bad idea order to make it more safe at night .
On the sidewalks sorrounding the area maybe present like a theme with flags and flowers just to give it maybe some kings street vibe .

Goodman about 2 months ago

I agree with what a lot of people have said on Facebook. Less Concrete and more green space.
Charles Vandersluys

Mu4uBc4Y about 2 months ago

Great idea. Need some great innovative lighting features like those shown in some of the conceptual drawings. Don't see them in the preferred design!!!!

Need these throughout the city...away from the tourist areas!

MeMyself&I about 2 months ago

I would love to be involved in some way. Maybe doing photos.
Charles Vandersluys -Baldini Vandersluys Photographers 7973 Lundy's Lane

Mu4uBc4Y about 2 months ago
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