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Proposed Oshawa park named after jockey Sandy Hawley

A park named after one of Oshawa’s most notable citizens is in the development stage.

The city has plans underway for the proposed Sandy Hawley Park at 2500 Kentucky Derby Way, and is seeking public feedback on its concept.

Sandy Hawley is a native of Oshawa and a member of Canada’s Horse Racing Hall of Fame, and Oshawa’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Also a member of the Order of Canada, Hawley was twice named Canada’s top athlete, and was inducted into the U.S. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

The proposed concept for Sandy Hawley Park features new open spaces and recreational facilities including a soccer pitch, half baseketball court, playground, splash band, sandbox, and gathering space.

There are several ways residents can share their thoughts on the proposed park:

  • Online at Connect Oshawa (
  • On paper at Service Oshawa, located at Oshawa City Hall, 50 Centre St. S.
  • In person at an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 27 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the leisure room at Delpark Homes Centre at 1661 Harmony Rd. N.

Feedback on the park will be received until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.