The City is improving the playground and water play area in Centennial Park as part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come.

  • Summer to Fall 2022: Community engagement
  • Fall 2022: Concept and Detail Design
  • Winter 2023: Tender and Hire a Construction Team
  • Spring 2023: Construction Starts
  • Fall 2023: Construction Complete

The timeline is subject to change.

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August 2022

Online Survey

From August 9 to August 28, 2022, feedback on the playground use and preferences for the water play features was collected in an online survey. The results will be posted on this page when available.

The existing playground and wading pool is located at 151 Elmcrest Rd. and accessed from Rathburn Drive. The playground is west of Elmcrest Creek, south of the Centennial Park Conservatory and situated on top of a hill that slopes down to the creek. The existing wading pool is located at the bottom of the hill.

The playground currently includes:

  • Four swing sets with:
    • five swings for ages two to five
    • five swings for ages five and up
  • A medium-sized slide
  • A junior-sized slide
  • A climbing structure with two slides and an accessible ramp
  • Sand under all play areas
  • Wading pool with four segmented pool areas.

The existing playground and wading pool will be replaced by a large new playground and water play area that will serve the local community and be a destination feature for the City.

The new playground and water play area will include:

  • Play equipment and water play for ages two to 15
  • Accessible playground and water play with new accessible pathways connecting to the playground area
  • Additional seating