Strathcona Park - play structure replacement

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Thank you to all for your contribution and your comments on the play options for the Strathcona Park junior play equipment replacement.

Most respondents (43%) indicated a preference for the junior play equipment Option 2.

In response to the comments posted to the guestbook through the survey and comments provided by email, please find below the following:

  • Councilor Plante is considering adding a new children senior play equipment to the park. We are at a preliminary feasibility stage, and this could be a great asset to the park and an opportunity to design a “challenging” and “stimulating” new playground for children between 5 and 12 years old.
  • Within the swing set, an accessible seat is included and a communication board for children with autism will be added to the project. With the proposed engineered wood fibre surface on the playground area, the play equipment will become accessible to all.
  • A new outdoor fitness facility is out of the scope of this lifecycle replacement project.

The chosen concept will now go to the detailed design stage, with construction anticipated in 2024.

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The City of Ottawa is looking for your feedback on three concepts for the new play equipment at Strathcona Park. The existing junior play structure and equipment have surpassed their intended service life. The playground needs to be replaced “like-for-like” to respond to the play needs of the neighboring residents and to comply with the City’s accessibility requirements.

You can download and review the Concept Plans in the “Documentary Library” (located to your right) which shows the proposed design and playground. All concept options envision a swing set with height seats: three toddler seats, one accessible seat and four belt seats. Three options are proposed for the play equipment structure. Each option slightly differs in terms of play features.

The final playground plan may differ from the concept plan since it will be taking into consideration factors such as public consultation responses, technical detailing, supply availability and financial constraints.

Please complete the survey below to let us know your preference, and your thoughts on this playground replacement project. Please note the survey can only be taken once per account.


Options for the play equipment structure:



Thank you to all for your contribution and your comments on the play options for the Strathcona Park junior play equipment replacement.

Most respondents (43%) indicated a preference for the junior play equipment Option 2.

In response to the comments posted to the guestbook through the survey and comments provided by email, please find below the following:

  • Councilor Plante is considering adding a new children senior play equipment to the park. We are at a preliminary feasibility stage, and this could be a great asset to the park and an opportunity to design a “challenging” and “stimulating” new playground for children between 5 and 12 years old.
  • Within the swing set, an accessible seat is included and a communication board for children with autism will be added to the project. With the proposed engineered wood fibre surface on the playground area, the play equipment will become accessible to all.
  • A new outdoor fitness facility is out of the scope of this lifecycle replacement project.

The chosen concept will now go to the detailed design stage, with construction anticipated in 2024.

___________________________________________________________________________________________


The City of Ottawa is looking for your feedback on three concepts for the new play equipment at Strathcona Park. The existing junior play structure and equipment have surpassed their intended service life. The playground needs to be replaced “like-for-like” to respond to the play needs of the neighboring residents and to comply with the City’s accessibility requirements.

You can download and review the Concept Plans in the “Documentary Library” (located to your right) which shows the proposed design and playground. All concept options envision a swing set with height seats: three toddler seats, one accessible seat and four belt seats. Three options are proposed for the play equipment structure. Each option slightly differs in terms of play features.

The final playground plan may differ from the concept plan since it will be taking into consideration factors such as public consultation responses, technical detailing, supply availability and financial constraints.

Please complete the survey below to let us know your preference, and your thoughts on this playground replacement project. Please note the survey can only be taken once per account.


Options for the play equipment structure:


Any other comments?

Comments left in the guestbook are public. Please do not include personal information in the comments.  

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

I have to agree with The Kots Family's comment that all three options proposed are underwhelming.

csadaka 7 months ago

It would be great to see the addition of an accessible swing & communication board for children with autism and other speech differences. We would be super grateful!

B.G 7 months ago

I would like to see outdoor fitness facilities installed in Strathcona Park. As a low-income resident I am unable to afford a gym membership and this would have a positive impact on the physical and mental health of myself and I am sure many residents. The proposed playgrounds are generic and drab they do nothing to complement the beauty and historical significance of Strathcona Park. Thank you for reading.

GERRYKILLEON 7 months ago

I had trouble deciding which of the three options would be the best as they are ALL UNDERWHELMING. It's a large park and this was the perfect opportunity to do something remarkable. The City of Ottawa failed again to do something remotely innovative.

The Kots Family 7 months ago
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