Playground Renovations

Our department works hard year-round to update parks and playgrounds. Learn more about our playground renovation and rehabilitation program as well as our current and upcoming renovations and projects below.

Playground renovation and rehabilitation program

Did you know that our Parks and Recreation department has a playground replacement program? We update our parks and playgrounds continuously 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 first

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 While the playground closest to you may seem old and outdated, there may be others outside of your area that need replacement first.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.

Recent playground renovations

The following three parks are were just built this year:

Playground renovations currently in the design phase

The following parks are currently in the design phase and will be built in 2019:

Current projects

Tutela Park splash pad (135 Erie Avenue)

Designs are underway for a new splash pad at Tutela Park.

Mohawk Park accessible playground

We are excited to share that this accessible playground is being replaced in 2019 and we want to hear from you! Please send feedback by email or phone at 519-759-4150 ext. 5512.