Kenmount Terrace Community Park

Kenmount Terrace Community Park

The City of St. John's has developed a new community park at 85 Messenger Drive in Kenmount Terrace. This new park covers nine acres and is the first new community park for the City in many years and is keeping with plans outlined by the City of St. John's in the Open Spaces Master Plan released in December 2014 and the Recreation and Parks Master Plan released in 2009.

The City brought together a group of residents in the area to help guide the public engagement process to determine the needs within the community and to make a recommendation on a concept plan to Council.

During March and April 2015, the City of St. John's undertook a public engagement process to gather ideas for a new park in the Kenmount Terrace area. This What we Heard document reflects what was heard throughout that processthrough a variety of activities including focus groups with kids in the area, discussions with the steering committee, a public workshop and a survey. The ideas generated were used as the concept plan was developed. In June 2015, Council approved the concept plan. For details check out the video or view the design sketches.

The Kenmount Terrace Community Centre and Park opened to the public in May 2019 and the park has features, including:

  • Looped asphalt trail which is 2.5 metres wide, 500 metres in length will provide contoured active walking surface or ‘track’ that links all the park’s activity zones and spaces.
  • Neighbourhood at Arial Street provides pedestrian/bike access and a play area for residents within the neighbourhood radius.
  • Playground featuring a rubber surface, freestanding play activities, large play structure with multiple options, swings, merry-go-round, spider climbing web and inclusive play options
  • Splash pad has a variety of water features to keep all cool during the summer
  • Skate park is a long linear park with sloping aspects that includes a variety of rails, ramps, transitions and boxes
  • Outdoor basketball and ball hockey court with three 3-on-3 court areas and basketball nets
  • Dog parks built in the natural setting with one for larger dogs and one for small dogs