Hyde Park Village Green

A Place of Music

The Hyde Park Village Green is located just off Hyde Park Road and is situated in between residential and commercially zoned lands.

The lands were originally zoned as environmental space, with nothing more than field grass and ponds. In 2018, the HPBIA in collaboration with the City of London worked to get the space re-zoned for public use. The HPBIA has formally ‘adopted’ the park and the pond.

Events hosted by the BIA primarily take place in “Hyde Park Village Green,” as the park was created as a spot for the community to host community activations and events that better the community.

In 2021, the City of London was approved for a grant of $500,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund. This grant was introduced to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the grant, and additional monetary support from the City of London, the Hyde Park BIA, and Oxford Dodge Chrysler, the Hyde Park Village Green underwent major upgrades totaling $800,000 in 2022-2023.

Hyde Park Village Green, located at 1695 Hyde Park Rd, has been upgraded to an urban park which can better support local community events, as well as area residents. This has been requested for many years by the Hyde Park BIA, local businesses and individuals.

Improvements made to the Hyde Park Village Green include a new plaza space that can be used for events, enhanced pathways throughout the park, an inclusivity garden, landscaped entrances, site furniture and more trees. 

Envisioned with community in mind, the upgrades encompass a range of elements to foster togetherness. These include a new play area, outdoor musical instruments, a wood deck, a community table, and lighting.

What is an Urban Park?

Urban parks are intended to be focal points within a neighbourhood that serves as a formal gathering space for area residents. Urban parks provide a high level of design quality, including extensive hard surfaces, outdoor lighting, irrigation, seating and horticultural features. These public spaces should be highly visible with maximum street frontage, strategically located in close proximity to densely populated areas and ideally linked to surrounding park corridors and commercial/business districts.

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