Hither Green Playground - Community Consultation: Play here!

Round 1 (of 2): Hither Green Concept Selection

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Hither Green is small green space, located on Bewdley Avenue off Lampson Street (1030 Bewdley Ave). The Township Parks and Recreation Department will be enhancing this space with landscaping and playground structures. 

The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. 

Round 1 Survey Summary:

100% of respondents were Esquimalt residents, with majority of participants engaged from the south-side of Esquimalt in the vicinity of the park. Overwhelmingly (81.7%), of respondents indicated that they would like to see a play structure in the park; this was followed by parks benches (46.7%), picnic tables (41.7%) and landscaping (38.3%).

Pertaining to play structure preference, respondents indicated a preference for nature-inspired equipment (60%); this was followed by traditional-style play equipment for children 5-12 years of age (45%) and then traditional-play equipment for children aged 2-8 years (31.7%). Comments noted that the design should be different than nearby playgrounds including Paradise Park and Macaulay Elementary School. 


What's Next?

  1. Round 2 community input on the design concepts will be presented in a public survey. Date for round 2 community engagement is to be determined. 
  2. Park constructions begins: to be determined.


Process:

Two rounds of community consultation will take place:

  • Round 1 will identify the community's preferred playground concept (ex. nature-inspired playground, traditional-style playground, active-style playground, etc.).
  • Round 2 will allow the community to vote on specific designs.

Timelines:

  1. Round 1 of community consultation will run until Wednesday, December 18th, 2019.
  2. Staff will take the preferred concept identified by the community in round 1 to create playground designs.
  3. Round 2 of community consultation will be launched in 2020 through the Esquimalt Municipal Website (esquimalt.ca/playhere) and run for three weeks.
  4. With the preferred design selected by the community, the playground will be built (estimated opening is to be detmined).