Bridgman Park playground

We are replacing the playground at Bridgman Park. We've developed two design options and would like to hear your feedback.

In November 2019, we asked you what kind of play experiences and activities you would like to see featured in the new playground. With the input we received from the community, we've developed two design options, each featuring a range of play equipment, with a focus on accessibility for all ages and abilities.

Both playground options will feature fully enclosed fencing and benches for caregivers, rubber surfacing, and three separate play areas for 1-3 year olds, 3-5 year olds, and 5-10 year olds. The designs follow principles of universal and inclusive design to meet the needs of children with Autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, visual impairment, and mobility challenges.

News and updates

July 26, 2021

An online survey was launched July 12 - 25 to hear feedback from the community about their preferences for the playground design. Thank you for your input. This survey has now closed. 

Summer 2020 — Project postponed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work on this project has been postponed until 2021.

November 19 - December 3, 2019 — Community engagement

To help guide planning for the new playground, we asked you to choose three activities that are most important to you. A total of 63 participants shared their thoughts in the online survey. The results showed the most favoured activities are exploring and climbing, followed by discovering and jumping. 

Once the design drawings are complete, we will share the options and ask for feedback on the final designs.

bar graph showing survey results from December 2019

Details

About the existing playground

The playground is located in Bridgman Park along Mountain Highway, just north of the existing Rec Centre.

Currently, it features a large, multi-bay swing set, a small two-bay tot swing set, and a multi-level play structure. These features are nearing the end of their lifespan, and need to be replaced.

Designing the new play spaces

This will be a "design/build" project, which means that the companies who bid on the project will have creative licence to come up with designs that are shaped by public feedback, and meet certain requirements.

This could include:

  • touch, sound, movement, and colour in play elements
  • quiet enclosed areas to meet the needs of children with autism
  • fully fenced for safety, and to prevent dogs from accessing the site

Project timeline

  • October/November 2019 — Opportunity for you to share your thoughts on preferred play elements
  • Spring 2020 — Project postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Summer 2021 — Construction begins (tentative)
  • Fall/winter 2021 — Playground opens (tentative)

Background

Renewing Bridgman and Seylynn Parks

Bridgman Park and neighbouring Seylynn Park are highly visible, well used parks that form a large part of the recreation strategy for Lynn Creek and surrounding area.

Both parks serve as a gateway to the Lynn Creek watershed for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, and are visited daily by walkers, joggers, dog walkers, cyclists, as well as children and caregivers from a number of neighbouring schools and daycare centres.

Bridgman Park revitalization

Bridgman Park was revitalized as part of the Keith Road Bridge project in spring 2017, with a focus on protecting and enhancing the creek, riparian, and forest habitat, as well as improving the paths and reconfiguring the driveway and parking.

The play areas are the final components to be completed at Bridgman.

Seylynn Park revitalization

The Seylynn Park Plan will be finalized in 2019 and features a new community centre, a spray park, day care, play area, oval recreation field, refurbished skate bowl, trails, and a new segment of the Spirit Trail.

Learn more about our plans for park renewal

Seylynn and Bridgman Park Masterplan

Parks and Open Space Strategic Plan

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