June 2017 Update
In the Fall, Brookside is going to look a little different than it does now. A flurry of activity will be happening from mid-July to mid-October as our new playground is built! After several years of volunteer efforts by the community, fundraising and planning, we are excited to announce the project is fully funded, a playground has been selected and construction will begin soon!
The selected playground, developed by PlayWorks Inc, provides variety, diversity and high play value as there are 35 individual play components for park users. It contains all of our “must have” items, as identified by the community needs assessment. There is a toddler area with a smaller house, a geo dome, some rockers and swings. The school aged area is full of places to hide, climb and explore. There are swings, monkey bars, overhead gliders, open slides, rope climbers, a playhouse, climb through tunnels and much more. With its natural aesthetic and high quality equipment and design, the committee was unanimous in choosing PlayWorks Inc. as the perfect vendor for our community’s new park.
Adjacent to the playground will be bike bumps with a bridge and 1.5 km shale path for all to enjoy. There will be a two table gazebo near the community league building as well as additional trees, shrubs, benches, picnic tables and garbage cans surrounding the park. This construction will take place simultaneously with installation of the playground equipment.
During the playground build over the next few months, the site will be fenced off as this will be an active construction zone. Please stay safe and ensure children stay on the right side of the fence. The City of Edmonton’s Green Shack program will continue through the summer but will be located in the field, away from the playground site to ensure everyone’s safety.
We are excited to watch this project come together over the summer and fall. It is going to be a great space for neighbours to meet, children to play and community events to be hosted. We are grateful for the continued support we have received from this community. Stay tuned for the grand opening celebration details! If you would like more information about the park design, vendor selection process or anything at all, please email
Thank you for being a friend of Brookside Park!
The Brookside Park Project Committee:
Priya Nelson, Vanessa Kovacs, Mary Lou Sedgwick, Nancy Wendt and Don Lore