Operation Awesome Playgrounds 2019

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10 Parks Announced for 2019 Operation Awesome Playgrounds!

The City is excited to announce that 10 playgrounds at neighbourhood parks will be replaced in 2019! These park playgrounds are:

  • Kitchener Park (5491 Lewis Av)
  • Alexander Park (5421 Alexander Cr)
  • Althea Park (6162 Althea St)
  • Brookfied Park (7053 Brookfield Av)
  • Corwin Park (6475 Walter Av)
  • Alpine Park (7830 Alpine Dr)
  • Fern Park (7516 Fern Av)
  • Glengate Park (4190 Pettit Av)
  • Meadowvale Park (7148 Briarwood Av)
  • Theresa Park (2864 Gail Av)

The playgrounds were selected based on the 10 year infrastructure assessment and the desire to geographically spread the playground replacements City-wide.

All park improvement projects will include new playground equipment, accessible artificial turf safety surfacing along with new benches, picnic tables, bike racks, signage and landscaping. Construction is anticipated to occur through summer to late Fall 2019 (weather dependent).

In addition to playground equipment, City Council has funded the redevelopment of a premium tennis/pickleball and multi-purpose basketball courts at Glengate Park and Theresa Park.


10 Parks Announced for 2019 Operation Awesome Playgrounds!

The City is excited to announce that 10 playgrounds at neighbourhood parks will be replaced in 2019! These park playgrounds are:

  • Kitchener Park (5491 Lewis Av)
  • Alexander Park (5421 Alexander Cr)
  • Althea Park (6162 Althea St)
  • Brookfied Park (7053 Brookfield Av)
  • Corwin Park (6475 Walter Av)
  • Alpine Park (7830 Alpine Dr)
  • Fern Park (7516 Fern Av)
  • Glengate Park (4190 Pettit Av)
  • Meadowvale Park (7148 Briarwood Av)
  • Theresa Park (2864 Gail Av)

The playgrounds were selected based on the 10 year infrastructure assessment and the desire to geographically spread the playground replacements City-wide.

All park improvement projects will include new playground equipment, accessible artificial turf safety surfacing along with new benches, picnic tables, bike racks, signage and landscaping. Construction is anticipated to occur through summer to late Fall 2019 (weather dependent).

In addition to playground equipment, City Council has funded the redevelopment of a premium tennis/pickleball and multi-purpose basketball courts at Glengate Park and Theresa Park.

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  • Work is Complete but Grass Needs to Grow

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    The new playgrounds are done and it's been a hot and dry summer. The grass seed that was placed around the playgrounds has suffered badly. The contractors will be back to the playgrounds this fall to re-seed. If all goes well with weather we will see nice new grass next spring.

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  • Construction is finishing up!

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    25 Jun 2020

    We have started taking away fencing at the newly improved parks as work is completed. Please note that playgrounds are still closed for COVID-19.

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  • Construction Restart!

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    08 May 2020

    Our playground projects have been given authorization to restart construction. You will see contractors returning back to the parks to complete the new playgrounds!

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  • Spring 2020 Update

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    22 Apr 2020

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Operation Awesome Playground works have stopped. Prior to the shutdown, sites were being prepared for artificial turf safety surfacing and asphalt paving.

    When COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, construction will commence again.

    Thank you for your patience in this challenging time.

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  • Alexander Park and Kitchener Park Under Construction

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    08 Nov 2019

    The last two parks in our 2019 playground projects have been started by the contractors. The old playground equipment has been removed and the foundation for the new playgrounds have been constructed.

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  • Great progress at Fern Park!

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    29 Oct 2019

    The work at Fern Park is going full speed ahead! The old playground has been removed and the base for the new playground going forward. We'll be putting needed drainage pipes along with the concrete curbs soon.

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  • Athea Park Construction Started

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    24 Oct 2019

    The playground replacement work has started at Althea Park. The contractor has removed the old playground and is starting work on the drainage pipes. The next step will be to install of the gravel for the pathways and playground area.

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  • Brookfield Park In Progress

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    21 Oct 2019

    The contractor has started work at Brookfield Park!

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  • Please Stay Off New Playgrounds Until Fences are Removed

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    09 Oct 2019
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    Please stay off new playgrounds until the contractor has removed all construction fencing. Any playground that is fenced isn't ready for use yet. We want everyone to be safe!

  • Meadowvale Park Work Starting Today

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    09 Oct 2019
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    Protective construction fencing is being installed today at Meadowvale Park. Removal of the old playground will start soon.