We’re replacing five playgrounds in 2022

Have your say on designs and accessibility features by December 7

Take the survey

Guelph, Ont., November 16, 2021—You’re invited to help us design the five playgrounds we’ll be replacing next year: Goldie Park, Gosling Gardens Park, Herb Markle Park, Howden Crescent Park and Sunny Acres Park, pending 2022 budget approval by Council.

Tell us your neighbourhood playground vision. We’d like to know:

  • What kind of equipment you would like to see,
  • What you like about the existing playground, and
  • If there are any specific accessibility features you would like to see included.

Phase one of engagement is open until December 7, 2021. In early 2022, we’ll share two design options for each playground with you and the neighbourhood to vote on.

You will see contractors surveying and drilling next spring to help better understand park conditions. Playground construction starts in spring 2022 and will be complete in fall.

About the playground replacement process

When we replace play equipment, we consider available budget, maintenance, how to make the play equipment fun for everyone and comments from community members. Your participation helps us choose the right play equipment for your neighbourhood.

Playgrounds are replaced every 18-20 years, pending Council approval. If your local playground isn’t on our list, chances are, it’s not quite time for it to be replaced.

For more information

Stefan Ilic, Landscape Technologist
Park and Trail Development, Parks
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3349
[email protected]