The City is planning improvements to the playground in Bellbury Park. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure our playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come!
The timeline is subject to change.
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Upon doing regular due diligence and an internal review of the design, the project team was made aware of site constraints that have made the preferred design unfeasible to fully implement. As a result, a redesign will take place. The proposed basketball court will be redesigned to a half basketball court. The size of the new half basketball court will still be larger than the existing ‘unofficial’ basketball pad currently on-site. Elements that will not be impacted by the redesign include:
The redesign work will occur internally and will not add any additional consulting or construction costs.
From February 4 to February 20, 2022, feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey. The survey was promoted through paid social media ads, the local Councillor’s office, on-site signage, and on this page. The survey received a total of 318 responses.
The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design. The final design will be available on this page in summer 2022.
Key Feedback Highlights
Both designs are accessible, have the same amount of play features and cost the same amount.
Design A includes:
Design B includes:
The existing playground is located in two separate areas. The proposed new playground will be located in one large area. This is beneficial because it:
The proposed layout for the new playground includes:
Feedback on the community’s preferences for the playground design was collected in an online survey from June 5 to June 20, 2021. The design team will use this feedback to develop multiple playground design options. The survey received a total of 434 responses, which included feedback from 1,052 individuals.
Download the full survey summary report for more information.
Bellbury Park Playground is located at 55 Van Horne Ave., east of Leslie Street.
The playground currently includes:
The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The redesigned playground is proposed to include:
Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This will not include any new water or lighting features, or improvements to other areas of the park.