Park Rehabilitation and Replacement Program 


2017 Fall Playground Renovations

The planning process has begun for our 2017 phase of playground replacements and renovations. The four neighbourhood parks in this phase of renovations include:

  • Cameron Heights Park
  • Lynden Hills Park
  • Parsons Park  

Please check back for updates as this project continues on through the year.

Playground Renovations 2017 Spring Update

August 21, 2017. Construction is complete in Florence Buchanan Park and Andrew W. Pate Park! Both playgrounds have been OPEN for a few weeks now! Please be advised that several ash trees in Florence Buchanan Park will be removed in the coming weeks. While we absolutely LOVE the shade they provide, that are infested with emerald ash borer and require removal. We will be planting more trees in their place once we have had the stumps removed.  

Keep an eye out for signs in the park advertising our park opening events coming soon!

Construction at Mayors Common Park is also complete! this teenie tiny park now has an accessible path into and around a junior playground geared for children ages 2-5 years old. We have also managed to squeeze in a small swing set for children (and adults alike) to enjoy. Keep an eye out for park opening event signage with information about our park opening celebration coming soon!

We are ALMOST complete construction at Spring Gardens Park! Most construction work is complete and we are about to start our path paving. The play equipment has been installed and looks awesome! We appreciate your patience as we await the arrival of our paving contractor to complete construction at this park. Our scheduled date for completion is August 2017.

Roswell is the last park on our spring renovation list and construction is progressing well. While we originally planned to keep the existing play unit in place during construction, drainage and grading issues has been discovered and need to be addressed in the area where this play equipment resides. Unfortunately this means it will be removed in the next week or so. Swings will be removed as well before school starts back up in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience as we await the arrival of our paving contractor to complete construction at this park. Our scheduled date for completion is August-September 2017.

Parks & Recreation would like to issue a friendly reminder to not enter the construction site in the evening when workers are not on site. There are still many dangers and the installed play equipment has not yet been inspected for safety. Construction sites are not safe - for adults or children. When the construction fencing is down, the park will be open and available for use.

Be sure to check back here for your weekly update.

Renovation plans include: accessible asphalt pathways, new play structures and swings, accessible wood fibre safety surfacing surrounding new play structures, new plantings, benches, etc.

We are happy to share playground renovation plans and a rendering of the play equipment that is coming to a park near you. Please find a link to each parks’ plans below:

Please note playground installation may vary from plans shown due to budget constraints.

Project Contacts

Dave Zimmer
Parks & Recreation
Supervisor of Parks Design & Development
519-756-1500 ext. 5510

Mandy Wellsman
Parks & Recreation
Design & Development Assistant

519-756-1500 ext. 5512