Park Rehabilitation and Replacement Program 


Playground Renovations 2017 Spring Update

May 19th, 2017. Construction is well underway in Florence Buchanan Park and Andrew W. Pate Park! Play equipment has been installed at Andrew Pate and is scheduled for installation in Florence Buchanan Park for May 23rd. These construction sites will remain closed until park construction is complete with paving and fine tuning in the next couple weeks.

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.

The play equipment for Mayors Common Park and Spring Gardens Park has now been removed as construction is scheduled to begin very soon. Don't worry, the new (and WAY better) playground will be installed shortly after construction begins in the next few weeks. 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.

2017 Fall Playground Renovations

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

  • Cameron Heights Park
  • Lynden Hills Park
  • Parsons Park
  • Cockshutt Park 

Community meetings have been completed and Parks & Recreation staff has visited students from grades 1 to 5 at local community schools located near each park. An online survey will soon be available for residents to provide their feedback about these exciting playground renovations. Be sure to check back to this webpage for the link which will be published shortly.

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

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