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Current Projects

Stratford Soccer Association

Festival Hydro Community Park

The SSA vision is to convert the 18 acre site at Packham Road from being a 4 ½ months a year soccer facility to an almost year round Community Park, with the addition of 2 km of accessible pedestrian and bicycle trails, fitness equipment located at various locations throughout the site, new change rooms and washrooms, a pavilion and a new artificial turf field which could be used many more months of the year.

 

A grant from Trillium was obtained by the SSA for a feasibility study relating to conversion of the area and the construction of an artificial turf field. A number of field trips were conducted across southwestern Ontario to view similar facilities and meetings were held with consultants and staff from other communities. It was estimated that the construction of a fenced and flood lit, artificial turf field would be in the area of $1.2 million. The proposal was made to Stratford City Council and SSA agreed to raise $700,000, over time, towards the project. The Stratford Soccer Association solicited local businesses, corporations, service clubs and foundations and thanks to the generosity of the community raised that amount and more, through the naming rights of various components of the community park.

In addition to that SSA paid for additional lights at the main grass soccer field at a cost of over $100,000. The estimated cost of the pavilion, change rooms and washroom facility was more than expected and has been tabled for the time being. Fitness equipment has been installed for public use in three locations adjacent to the turf field.  2 km of trails will be constructed in the summer of 2020 all of which will be paid for by SSA. The estimated cost of the fitness equipment and trail is $80,000.

 

SSA fixed up the existing clubhouse with new siding in the summer of 2019 thanks to the generosity of yet another soccer friendly local company. SSA is also paying for new washrooms at the facility including a fully accessible washroom.  Another project finished up in 2019 was creating and installing a couple of nesting sites for barn swallows. This was done in cooperation with students at Northwestern High School and the generosity of the Kiwanis Club of Stratford.

Cowan Cheque presentation, with Mayor Dan Matheson, to the Stratford Soccer Assocation.  November 2019.