Current Projects

Playground Renovations

The City's dedicated Parks Services team works hard year-round to update parks and playgrounds. We are pleased to share updates regarding our playground renovation and rehabilitation program as well as our current and upcoming renovations and projects outlined below.

Playground renovation and rehabilitation program

The City's Playground Replacement Program dedicates funds and resources to continuously updating parks and playgrounds with fun and exciting new equipment. We also add new paved paths, benches, signs and trees. All these improvements help to make sure our playgrounds are inclusive, so everyone can enjoy them. The size and shape of each new playground depends on many factors. We work very hard to make sure that each playground design is the best it can be and residents have a chance to offer input. It takes two years to complete a new playground. In year one, the playground is planned and designed. In year two, the playground is built then opened for you to use.

How we decide which playgrounds are replaced 

We use a variety of factors in choosing which playgrounds will be replaced. The most important of these factors is safety. Our playgrounds are inspected monthly. Important things like broken metal, rust, unleveled decking, and safety surfacing are all looked at. Findings from these inspections help us figure out which playgrounds need to be replaced sooner than others. We try our best to make sure that one playground in each area of the city is replaced each year.

We understand that there are many playgrounds across the city that needs an upgrade. While the playground closest to you may seem old and outdated, there may be others outside of your area that need replacement first. We appreciate your patience as we continue to move through our replacement list. Please call or email us if you have any questions about a park near you.

Playgrounds currently in the design phase

Find Park Renovation Surveys as they become available for each park.

Lorne Park Improvements

Lorne Park is a charming, century-old city park featuring manicured expanses and gardens. It is located at 15 Colborne Street West in Ward 1. The greenspace is often used as a destination for rest, recreation, relaxation, and photography.

The City has proposed new upgrades to enhance the experience Lorne Park.

The scope of work includes:

  • New gazebo structure on a concrete pad
  • New garden beds, including various plantings
  • New asphalt path connection to proposed gazebo
  • New picnic tables

Construction for Phase 1 of this project is set to begin on June 27, 2022, and will take approximately two weeks to complete. This includes the construction of the concrete gazebo base, asphalt path, and garden beds.

Phase 2 will include the installation of the gazebo structure. This is set to take place in fall of 2022.