Upgrades are coming to Idlewood, Kinzie, and Oaten Parks. Instead of upgrading one park at a time, Kitchener is looking at parks that are close to each other in a neighbourhood as a network. The goal is to make improvements, additions and upgrades that serve the needs of the greater neighbourhood,community and you better.It goes beyond just replacing playgrounds or equipment. Your input is helpful and valuable to our staff in designing the upgrades. Input from Phase 1 of that input was used to create the first conceptual designs.
There are 2-3 of these designs for each park but they're not the final designs. When you participate in Phase 2 of this engagement process which is now underway you can share your design preference and comment further on what you'd like your parks to look like, the features you'd like them to have, and how you use or would you like to use our parks. You'll be asked how you like to play in your park, what kind of seating you prefer, what kind of shade solutions you want, how you'd like to interact with nature and what's most important to you be able to do across the park network. Your input will help shape these improvements.
There were in park engagement opportunities, and I thank you and everyone who stopped by to share their input with our parks staff. You can still share you input in our online survey until September 30th. The link box for the survey and conceptual drawings are below.