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City of Burlington Asking for Feedback on Playground Projects

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Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 16, 2019 — The City of Burlington will be replacing 15 playgrounds over the next two years and is encouraging families who use these playgrounds to complete a survey to pick the features they like the most.

The online survey is available at getinvolvedburlington.ca/lovemyplayground until Nov. 17, 2019.

Playgrounds are an important part of the park experience for residents and visitors. They provide free physical and creative activities for children and their families. Playgrounds are designed to challenge and stimulate all children, of all abilities. Accessible outdoor play spaces allow for all children to play together, increasing understanding and integration.

“It’s important we ask parents and kids who visit the playgrounds for their opinion on what kinds of equipment should be at the park because it’s disappointing to see empty playgrounds that kids don’t enjoy. When you fill out the survey, involve your children and ask them what they’d like. After all, they’re the ones who will be using the parks. We’ve also made the online survey with visuals so they will be able to pick out their favourite features easily.” — Denise Beard, acting Director of Recreation Services

Playgrounds to be replaced in the next two years are:

  1. Brant Hills Public School
  2. Colin Alton Parkette
  3. Central Park
  4. Kiwanis Park
  5. Bromley Park
  6. Champlain Park
  7. Driftwood Park
  8. Elizabeth Gardens Parkette
  9. Hidden Valley Park – Lower
  10. Ireland Park-North
  11. Irving Parkette
  12. Kilbride Public School
  13. Maplehurst Park
  14. Mountain Gardens Parkette
  15. Roly Bird Park

For more information about this project, visit burlington.ca/lovemyplayground.

Important things to note:

  • The City of Burlington will be replacing playgrounds in designated parks over the next two years. These playgrounds have reached the end of their useful and safe operating life.
  • If you have inquiries about the survey, please email lovemyplayground@burlington.ca.
  • Results from the survey will be used to inform the design of the playgrounds. The design of the playgrounds will be posted in Spring 2020.
  • The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete and is very illustrative with many pictures and examples.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, please call Jim Seferiades at 905-335-7600, ext. 7785, to make arrangements to get a hard copy version of the survey.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist.

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3 thoughts on “City of Burlington Asking for Feedback on Playground Projects”

  1. Anthony Ford-Jones

    When children are engaged in having real and challenging fun on a well designed play structure they really do care. It’s hard to get them off. If there’s no challenge then perhaps they don’t care much. That happens when excessive protections are mandated by overly cautious municipalities, usually responding to lawyers. Check out Amsterdam and Sweden for amazing play structures.

  2. Historically we have thought of parks as places for kids … And that is good …. But with an aging population (about 30% in Burlington) might parks be considered safe and inclusive spaces for seniors and elderly? The real plus in this is .. seniors assuring safety for children while youth inspire and motivate the elderly folks.
    Holistic … “All Age Friendly” parks …. There’s a concept for you!

  3. Spencer Smith playground was replaced. All Ican think of now when I go there is that this was not the best use of public money. It’s nice… the zip line is cool…. but…. do the kids really care! Spencer Smith is not very different now from it’s original playground. A few parks in the city were certainly in need of renewal, such as LaSalle park. That was a worthwhile investment. Honestly, I would like to see the money used for purposes in which there is a return that truly benefits the liveability or sustainability of the city. Just my thoughts. – Long time Burlington resident and mother of two boys, 5 and 2.5 year old.

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