The City is improving the playground in Elkhorn Parkette. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come!

Project Timeline

  • September 2022: Community engagement (online survey)
  • October 2022 to March 2023: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Summer 2023: Construction starts
  • Fall 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Online Survey

September 2022

An online survey will be posted on this page in September. The survey will ask for your feedback and preferences on multiple playground options. The design team will use the community feedback collected in this survey to develop a single playground design.

The results of the survey will also be posted on this page.

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Elkhorn Parkette Playground is located at Elkhorn Drive and Whittaker Crescent, on the western side of Elkhorn Parkette, near Elkhorn Public School.

The playground currently includes:

  • Two swing sets with:
    • two swings for ages two to five
    • four swings for ages five and up
  • A medium-sized slide
  • A junior climbing structure
  • Sand under all play areas

The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The redesigned playground is proposed to include:

  • Playground equipment for ages eighteen months to 12 years
  • Additional seating
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connecting to the playground area. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground

The playground location will be determined using community feedback. Improvements will only be made in the general playground area and will not include any new water or lighting features. Other areas of the park, including the existing pathway, will not be improved as part of this project.