Centennial Park to get late-summer upgrade

Upgrades to Centennial Park scheduled to begin later this summer will provide a revamped multi-use court and a natural playscape in this popular neighbourhood park.

“The final design is a blend of elements from each of the conceptual designs and public input,” says Lynn Wark, the City’s parks project supervisor.

“Feedback from public consultation indicated a strong desire to keep the swings, retain all trees and protect the eagle tree, keep the tennis practice wall, develop a multi-sport court in between the two tennis courts and increase accessibility, all of which will be done.”

Design details were determined after extensive public consultation.

Online and door-to-door surveys, a public open house and a neighbourhood open house were other methods used to gather public feedback about potential changes.

Using natural elements, the park revamp will create a playscape designed to change from day to day and season to season. The Centennial Park natural playscape will feature a large wooden eagle nest structure, wooden cookie stepping stones, boulders for climbing, a hand water pump and a small cobblestone water channel feature with movable walls for building dams.

The central practice court at Centennial Park will be upgraded with a freshly paved and painted surface, new fencing and the addition of basketball hoops.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of November.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, March 2017

Add an Event