Construction of the 4.4-hectare (10.8-acre) Harper Park expansion, located off Harper Road in Burke Mountain’s Smiling Creek neighbourhood, is nearing completion as of fall 2020.
Funded and constructed by housing developers Wesbild and Infinity Properties, the expansion will bring one large passive park to the area rather than the two smaller parks previously planned for the area.
The project will retain much of the existing forest while adding features that allow for the passive enjoyment of the space, including:
620 metres of trails
Interpretive signs and other elements throughout the site will recognize Burke Mountain’s logging history, glacial influences and forest features
Wooden pedestrian bridge over Smiling Creek
Access will be provided from trailheads at Highland Drive to the south, and along the Harper Road multi-use pathway to the north and northeast.