Final Playground Concept!
The final conceptual playground design has been developed for the proposed park (tentatively called "Clay Cliffs Park" following public suggestions). Click here for the concept:
With regards to next steps, the City will need to conduct more detailed site investigations to ensure the area is appropriate for a playground.
Neighbourhood BBQ Results
Thanks to everyone who attended the neighbourhood BBQ on July 16, 2014. Approximately 100 people attended to provide their comments on two draft concepts for a new redesign of the playground located at Sixth Avenue and Jeckell Street.
Click on the links below for event results:
- Draft playground redesign concepts
- Summarized results
- Kids board - we asked kids to draw their ideas and this is what they came up with!
- Playground naming board - we asked the public what name this park should be called and they placed dots under their preferred option
The playground at Sixth Avenue and Jeckell Street has aging play equipment. The design process will identify improvements to the playground that includes new play structures, gathering areas, gateway enhancements, and connections to other areas along the escarpment.
The adopted 2011 Downtown South Master Plan provides a 20 year vision for the future of the Downtown South area. The Master Plan makes a specific recommendation that improvements are needed for this playground. Visit the Downtown South Master Plan webpage for more details.
What is a 'Natural Playground'?
The project team is considering incorporating 'natural playground' elements into the new playground design. Natural playgrounds are a growing trend in play spaces across North America. They are designed to bring children back to nature using such elements as fallen logs, tree stumps for seating, vertical logs for forts, and slides embedded in the side of hills. Natural playgrounds offer a wide range of open ended play options for children and provide incremental development opportunities in a safe environment.
If you would like further information or have questions, contact Planner, Ben Campbell (668-8338)