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Niagara Parks Undertakes Improvements to Kingsbridge Park

May 9, 2019

Niagara Parks

Highlights
  • Project to replace outdated play structure with new natural playground
  • Replacement plans will include public consultation and feedback

Under the guidance of its Queen Victoria Park Master Plan, Niagara Parks will be undertaking improvements to Kingsbridge Park that will result in the removal of the existing outdated children’s play structure and replacement with a new natural playground.

Niagara Parks envisions the creation of a natural playground that will both enhance Kingsbridge Park and provide greater opportunities for experiential play and enjoyment among children and families visiting the site.

Beginning in May, staff will be removing the outdated equipment and moving forward with replacement plans, including a public consultation process to ensure the playground fits the setting and function of this popular public park.

Niagara Parks is looking to establish a signature piece unique to Kingsbridge Park that is consistent with Niagara Parks’ brand and historic mandate of environmental and heritage preservation, while adhering to accessibility standards and encouraging sensory play and participation for all.

Niagara Parks will be seeking public input and feedback regarding the concept designs for the new play structure beginning in the summer of 2019. The rest of Kingsbridge Park will remain open and accessible to the public during this time.

Following the public consultation, construction of a new structure is expected to begin in 2020. For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com/engage.

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.