The City is planning improvements to the playground in Upwood Greenbelt Park. 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

  • April 2021: Community Engagement: Survey to collect feedback on playground options
  • June 2021: Playground design finalized
  • May to July 2021: Detailed design and hire construction team
  • Fall 2021: Begin construction
  • Winter 2021: Playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Upwood Greenbelt Park is located at 44 Marshlynn Ave., near Lawrence Avenue West and Jane Street. The children’s playground is on the south side of the park near Blackstone Street.

The playground currently includes:

  • One swing sets with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five and up
  • A combined junior/senior wood climbing structure with:
    • A small double slide (blue structure)
    • A medium spiral slide (blue structure)
  • Sand under all play areas
  • One bench and one picnic table
  • A small concrete pathway that forms a loop around the play elements

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

  • Accessible play equipment for ages two to thirteen. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground
  • An accessible pathway to the playground
  • Additional seating
  • Woodchip playground surfacing
  • Water fountain with bottle filler

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This will not include any new lighting features or improvements to other areas of the park.

April 2021

Online Survey

An online survey will be posted on this web page in April. 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 from this survey will also be posted on this web page.

June 2021

Final Playground Design

The final playground design will be posted on this web page in June. The final design will be developed using the feedback collected in the online survey conducted in April 2021.

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