Reconstruction of five Guelph playgrounds starts March 6

Guelph, Ont., March 6, 2023 – The City is replacing five Guelph playgrounds and construction begins March 6 starting at Gosling Gardens Park.

Construction will continue throughout the other parks with the project expected to be complete by October 27, 2023, weather permitting.

Parks undergoing construction receiving new play equipment this year are:

  • Goldie Park
  • Gosling Gardens Park
  • Herb Markle Park
  • Howden Crescent Park
  • Sunny Acres Park

Each playground design was chosen by the community during engagement completed in 2022. Park users are asked to stay out of the construction sites until work is complete and fencing is removed. To find nearby playgrounds to play on while work is occurring, please use the park locator map online.

Park locator

Taking care of our trees

There are two trees that must be removed from Howden Crescent and Sunny Acres Parks because construction will impact the health and stability of the trees. We’ve made every effort through design to preserve healthy trees on the sites and we will continue to do so during construction. New trees will be re-planted in their place.

Update (Sept. 26, 2023) – We intended to preserve and transplant three trees at Howden Crescent Park. In following best management practices for transplanting trees, we made every effort to preserve the trees on this site. However, transplanting was unsuccessful due to poor soil conditions. As a result, a total of five trees will be removed at Howden Crescent Park. As part of the work, 15 new trees will be planted in the park as compensation and to maintain the City’s Urban Forestry Tree Canopy.

For more information

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