Springhurst Park

Consultation has concluded

What we heard

Thank you to all residents who provided their input for the new play equipment at Springhurst Park! We heard from 27 residents and over 80 percent preferred the nature theme for the following reasons:

  • Fits better with the community’s goals
  • Has more variety and more climbing structures, including a spider web and monkey bars
  • Looks brighter, more interesting and more attractive
  • Leaves room for children’s imaginations

Residents who preferred the nautical theme felt that it is better for younger kids, has more slides and usable items, and fits with the current playground theme and the park’s location near the Rideau River.

Because several residents wanted to keep the sand play area and make it bigger, the City proposes to enlarge the area and put in wood posts to separate the sand and engineered wood fibre areas.

Residents also suggested future amenities, including a parent-tot swing, a skateboard park, additional fitness equipment and additional benches.

You can view the final concept plan in the Document Library on the right side of this page.

Thank you again to everyone who participated!


Photograph of the existing junior playground area at Springhurst Park.Playground Replacement

The City of Ottawa is proposing to replace the junior playground equipment in Springhurst Park in 2020, subject to receiving funding approval in the 2020 City Budget. Two options have been developed for the replacement of the junior playground equipment. Engineered wood fibre is proposed to be used as the protective surfacing material for the playground to meet accessibility requirements. A separate sand play area is also proposed. Residents are invited to attend a public open house to view and provide feedback on the options.

Concept plans with images of the playground equipment options are located in the Document Library on this page. Residents can take the following survey to provide comments and preferences on the playground equipment options.

What we heard

Thank you to all residents who provided their input for the new play equipment at Springhurst Park! We heard from 27 residents and over 80 percent preferred the nature theme for the following reasons:

  • Fits better with the community’s goals
  • Has more variety and more climbing structures, including a spider web and monkey bars
  • Looks brighter, more interesting and more attractive
  • Leaves room for children’s imaginations

Residents who preferred the nautical theme felt that it is better for younger kids, has more slides and usable items, and fits with the current playground theme and the park’s location near the Rideau River.

Because several residents wanted to keep the sand play area and make it bigger, the City proposes to enlarge the area and put in wood posts to separate the sand and engineered wood fibre areas.

Residents also suggested future amenities, including a parent-tot swing, a skateboard park, additional fitness equipment and additional benches.

You can view the final concept plan in the Document Library on the right side of this page.

Thank you again to everyone who participated!


Photograph of the existing junior playground area at Springhurst Park.Playground Replacement

The City of Ottawa is proposing to replace the junior playground equipment in Springhurst Park in 2020, subject to receiving funding approval in the 2020 City Budget. Two options have been developed for the replacement of the junior playground equipment. Engineered wood fibre is proposed to be used as the protective surfacing material for the playground to meet accessibility requirements. A separate sand play area is also proposed. Residents are invited to attend a public open house to view and provide feedback on the options.

Concept plans with images of the playground equipment options are located in the Document Library on this page. Residents can take the following survey to provide comments and preferences on the playground equipment options.