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
  • Cockshutt Park   

Please check back for updates as this project continues on through the year. Construction is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2017.

Playground Renovations 2017 Spring Update

July 21, 2017. Construction is 95% complete in Florence Buchanan Park and Andrew W. Pate Park! Construction fencing is down and both playgrounds are OPEN! We have a few more finishing touches to undertake then we are FINISHED! 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 continues as paving will be complete by the end of the day. We are close to the finish line with this park and very excited for our park opening. This park is scheduled for completion by the end of July of 2017.

We have started construction at Spring Gardens Park and are progressing quite quickly! The play equipment has been installed and looks awesome! We will be back in the park for paving and adding play surfacing in the next week or so. This park is scheduled for completion in August of 2017.

Roswell is the last park on our spring renovation list and construction has begun. 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. We will leave the swings in place until the new swings are installed and the construction fencing is taken down. We would like to thank- you for your patience in waiting for the new play equipment and promise you will love what is coming! This Park is scheduled for completion August-September of 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
Coordinator of Parks Services
519-756-1500 ext. 5512