Public Lands

Public Lands

Public lands are spaces shared by the whole community. They include parks, schools, municipal facilities and places of worship. In urban areas, public lands can amount to 20% of the total area, and account for much of the open green space in our communities. These green spaces are ideal for implementing green infrastructure practices like low impact development (LID).

By implementing LID practices on public lands sites, you can help to enhance how stormwater is managed in older areas built before modern stormwater controls, improve water quality, and above all, create beautiful green spaces. LID will help you meet municipal, provincial and federal regulations as well as your own sustainability targets.

Guidance Documents

Do you manage a public lands site such as a park, school, municipal facility or place of worship? Are you looking for ways to meet regulatory requirements, support your organization’s sustainability targets, improve your community and show your commitment to the local environment? This guide can show you how.

The Low Impact Development Public Lands Retrofits provides you with information, guidance, case studies and tools to help you implement and operate an LID practice on properties of any size.

Grey to Green Road retrofits - Public Lands (link to report)

Public Lands appendix A appendix A  Public Lands appendix B appendix B

Case Studies

Public Lands demonstration sites

Unitarian Case Study
Unitarian Church

Lakeside Park Case Study
Lakeside Park

Portico Community Church Case Study
Portico Community Church

Green Glade Senior Public School Case Study
Green Glade Senior Public School

Terra Cotta Conservation Area Case Study
Terra Cotta Conservation Area

O'Connor Park Case Study
O’Connor Park

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