Facilities and Programmes – Peterborough Agricultural Society Office Office Offices and meeting rooms for Peterborough Agricultural Society members
Facilities and Programmes – Grandstand Office Grandstand Capacity 2800 – 3200 Viewing for Exhibition events Monster Truck event, snowmobile event Public washrooms below
Facilities and Programmes – Discovery Childcare Discovery Childcare Discovery Childcare Centre (39 children) Playground and parking / drop-off
Facilities and Programmes – Horse Barns Horse Barns Livestock shows, Peterborough Exhibition Off season shared storage
Facilities and Programmes – Morrow Building Morrow Building Farmers Market – (October – May, on Saturdays) Cattle Show, Peterborough Exhibition Special Events – Dances Flea Market (winter – Sundays, summer – Sat.& Sun.)
Facilities and Programmes – Bicentennial Building Bicentennial Building Kawartha Gymnastics Club – Fitness for Youth Peterborough Agricultural Exhibition
Facilities and Programmes – Memorial Centre Memorial Centre Peterborough Petes / Hockey Memorial Centre offices and meetings rooms Lacrosse Practice Special events Peterborough Exhibition
Facilities and Programmes – Parking Farmers’ Market Farmers Market – Saturdays and Sundays, May – October Parking for major events, hockey and lacrosse games, Peterborough Exhibition Overflow parking at Carpet Park Total 620 parking spots
Lansdowne Street Edge No access along Lansdowne Street Edge, no sidewalks Planned Lansdowne St. widening Limited visibility into park
Lansdowne Street Edge Lansdowne and Park potential entrance area Gates at George / Lansdowne not very visible ‘Gateway to Peterborough’ landmark status
Park Street Edge Vehicle gate and pedestrian gate along Park Street Axial relationship with streets Chain link edge, reduced accessibility
Residential Edge Lane separation between backyards and chain link fence Barrett Street entrance
Design Directions Maintain the current programming of R. A. Morrow Park, and allow new major interventions for more programming and more effective operation. The linear park is introduced as a major intervention designed to create a new facility for residents and provides an infrastructure for new strategies: Linear Park: establishes an everyday use of the park for the city, and creates a new edge and boulevard on all streets; contains 25 meter zone for track, paths, tree planting and built facilities (washrooms, offices, barns, trellis) New Entrances at Park Street, Park/Lansdowne intersection, Barret Street and Locke Streets are all incorporated into the new linear park. Perimeter chain link fence is demolished; the linear park allows for installation of temporary fencing for special events like the Exhibition. The grandstand is removed and a new structure is built, set in to the park perimeter to allow for pedestrian zone along Lansdowne Street. The new large overhead trellis provides space for building of temporary stands for use during the Exhibition and other special events. Current programmes are consolidated into the new building at the east portion of the park. The new buildings contain a second ice pad, gymnasium, meeting spaces, offices for rental income. When these new facilities are provided, then present buildings - the Daycare Building, the Agricultural Society Office, the Centennial Building and Morrow Building are removed - no programming is left without a space to operate in continuously.
Design Directions A new building creates new façade for the Memorial Arena onto the park - this building houses the interior Farmers Market and creates an event structure that can also be used for Vendors during the Exhibition. A potential new parking deck - existing surface parking is relocated to a half level below grade parking deck with new public square / event space on top surface (for the Market, Exhibition midway and other special events) A roundabout is proposed for George Street at Lansdowne creating a landmark entrance to the downtown. Roger Neilsen Way is transformed into a new pedestrian way. New livestock barns to be built on the south side of Morrow Park for expanded livestock facilities - existing barns restored or replaced. Lighting provided throughout linear park for evening use. Monster truck-type events are relocated to new site. Two softball diamonds and cricket pitch are maintained in the centre space of the park. Two more softball diamonds are relocated to a new site. This leaves an open area for gardens, and other recreational uses, - potential uses include water features and recreational ice skating route. Connect the new trail system in the linear park to city-wide cycling and pedestrian networks.