The new Highland Creek Community Park Playground is open! Thank you to all the community members who provided their feedback throughout the playground improvement process!

The City is planning improvements to the playground in Highland Creek Community Park as part of an enhancement project to modernize the existing playground with new equipment, seating and landscaping.

Project Timeline

  • Spring 2020 to Fall 2020: Design development phase
  • Fall 2020 to Spring 2021: Construction procurement phase
  • May 2021 to July 2021: Construction
  • Late July 2021: Construction complete

The timeline is weather permitting and subject to change.

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July 2021

Project Complete

Construction is complete and the new playground opens to the public. The new playground design includes a seating area and walkway to the playground, benches and lounge chairs. Additional features include:

  • A junior play structure for ages eighteen months to five years with:
    • two slides
    • climbing features
  • A senior play structure for ages five and up with:
    • three slides
    • monkey bars, rope climber and a climbing feature
  • Two toddler swings, two belt swings and one accessible swing
  • A sandbox with sand table and armourstone seatwall
  • A multi-use seat spinner
  • Natural climbing features
  • One standalone bumble bee spring toy
  • One standalone seated seesaw
  • Accessible benches and lounge chairs
  • Quiet-grove play structure

March 2021

Final Playground Design


September 2020

Online Survey

An online survey was live from August 24 to September 20, 2020. This survey asked for community feedback on the playground redesign options, as outlined in the webpage section, “Playground Redesign Options”. 56 Survey responses were received.

Download the survey feedback summary.

Playground Redesign Options

There are three playground redesign options to choose from, below. Community feedback on the redesign options was collected through an online survey.

All three design options have the same level of accessibility, the same number of play features, and generally the same cost.

All design options include:

  • Junior (ages three to five) and senior (ages five to 12) play structures, swings, and various play accessories
  • Engineered wood fibre safety surfacing instead of sand, as this improves accessibility for all playground users
  • An accessible ramp
  • A concrete border around the play area

Equipment colours have been shown for reference only. Later in the survey, you will be able to comment on your colour preferences.

Option 1

Highland Creek Park Playground Redesign Option 1, as described in the text that follows.

Option 1 Includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages three to five with two slides and climbing feature
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with three slides, monkey bars, and a climbing feature
  • A ‘cozy dome’ for quiet play
  • Two seated spinners
  • One balancing teeter-totter
  • Sensory play panels
  • Swing set complete with four swing seats
    • one swing for toddlers/young children ages two to five
    • two swings for children ages five to 12
    • one inclusive swing
Option 2

Highland Creek Park Playground Redesign Option 2, as described in the text that follows.

Option 2 Includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages three to five with three slides, net climber, and climbing feature
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with three slides, monkey bars, net climber, and a climbing feature
  • A seated spring toy
  • A seated spinner
  • Sensory play panels
  • Rock climbing structure
  • Swing set complete with four swing seats
    • one swing for toddlers/young children ages two to five
    • two swings for children ages five to 12
    • one inclusive swing
  • Seating area including benches and picnic tables
Option 3

Highland Creek Park Playground Redesign Option 3, as described in the text that follows.

Option 3 Includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages three to five with two slides and climbing feature
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with three slides, monkey bars, rope climber, and a climbing feature
  • ‘Natural’ climbing structures
  • A seated spinner
  • A seated seesaw
  • Two seated spring toys
  • Sensory play panels
  • Quiet play structure
  • Swing set complete with five swing seats
    • two swings for toddlers/young children ages two to 5
    • two swings for children ages five to 12
    • one inclusive swing
  • Seating area including benches and picnic tables

Highland Creek Community Park is a 3.33-hectare park near Ellesmere Road and Babmar Road surrounded by trees and passive green spaces. The existing playground within the park will be enhanced with the following improvements:

  • Playground redevelopment
  • New safety surfacing
  • Seating
  • Improved accessible pathways
  • New plantings and landscaping