Playground Replacements 2022

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We’re replacing five playgrounds this fall:

You’re invited to choose between two options we’ve created based on your feedback from November 2021.

Take our online survey by May 31 and vote for your favourite playground.

What's next

Once we’ve collected community feedback, we will share it with the community in June. The new playgrounds will be installed in fall 2022, material and weather permitting.

About playground replacements

When we replace play equipment, we consider available budget, maintenance, how to make the play equipment fun for everyone, and comments from our community. Your participation in engagement will help us choose the right play equipment for your neighbourhood.

When we tender this project, we will include both rubber and wood safety playground surfacing within the contract. We will ask bidders to price both and determine how best to proceed with play surfacing once the bids are received.

We typically provide rubber at Community Parks and wood safety surfacing in Neighbourhood Parks. This will be further assessed as we explore broader park service levels for all recreational amenities as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Managing construction costs

We are excited to put your ideas to good use as we finalize playground designs. Over the past year, moving capital projects forward depends on product availability and inflation that could impact the timeline of work. We will do our best to make sure the work proceeds on schedule. If there are significant changes to the project schedule or we adjust which playgrounds will be replaced this year, we’ll share the news on our website, Facebook and Twitter and email participants subscribed to haveyoursay.guelph.ca.

We’re replacing five playgrounds this fall:

You’re invited to choose between two options we’ve created based on your feedback from November 2021.

Take our online survey by May 31 and vote for your favourite playground.

What's next

Once we’ve collected community feedback, we will share it with the community in June. The new playgrounds will be installed in fall 2022, material and weather permitting.

About playground replacements

When we replace play equipment, we consider available budget, maintenance, how to make the play equipment fun for everyone, and comments from our community. Your participation in engagement will help us choose the right play equipment for your neighbourhood.

When we tender this project, we will include both rubber and wood safety playground surfacing within the contract. We will ask bidders to price both and determine how best to proceed with play surfacing once the bids are received.

We typically provide rubber at Community Parks and wood safety surfacing in Neighbourhood Parks. This will be further assessed as we explore broader park service levels for all recreational amenities as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Managing construction costs

We are excited to put your ideas to good use as we finalize playground designs. Over the past year, moving capital projects forward depends on product availability and inflation that could impact the timeline of work. We will do our best to make sure the work proceeds on schedule. If there are significant changes to the project schedule or we adjust which playgrounds will be replaced this year, we’ll share the news on our website, Facebook and Twitter and email participants subscribed to haveyoursay.guelph.ca.

  • Budget Watch

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    Playground replacements are something we budget for every year to keep our community safe and healthy. Replacements are planned for playgrounds across the city and scheduled out as each playground reaches the end of its safe-use lifespan.

    Annual playground replacements are typically funded through our tax base, and these playgrounds have been approved as part of the 2022 budget process.

Page last updated: 02 Jun 2022, 08:30 AM