Fern Street Park Playground

The Fern Street Park playground is located between Begbie and Fort Streets in the Jubilee neighbourhood. The playground provides play opportunities for families with children ages 18 months to five years.

A New Playground for Fern Street Park

Based on community input, the City of Victoria has upgraded the park's aging play equipment to meet national safety standards and to better meet the needs of the community.

The Fern Street Park playground now features new play equipment suited for children 18 months to five years. The new playground has a play structure with slides, crawl tube and climbers; two swings and a "spinner cup". A new feature is a natural play area for sand play, with large logs and rocks for climbing. The playground improvements were completed in summer 2013.

Community Consultation

Thank you to all those who provided input into what type of playground equipment they wanted to see in the park. The community was invited to drop by an open house in November 2012 at the Sundance Elementary School Gymnasium to share what type of play equipment they'd like to see at Fern Street Park playground. Children were encouraged to participate. The neighbourhood received a fact sheet/invitation [PDF - 299 KB] in the mail. The open house poster was also available here.

Children and parents had the opportunity to view display panels and place stickers next to their favourite play equipment; draw their vision for the playground; meet Park planners and ask questions; suggest play area improvements for the enjoyment of the community; and complete a short survey.Those who were unable to attend the open house could view the display panels and complete the survey online and at the Beacon Hill Park office until November 30, 2012.
 
The panels that were on display at the open house are available for viewing below:

Community input is summarized here.  

Each year, the City of Victoria upgrades a number of its parks. Before any work begins, park planners consult with the community to listen to their ideas and determine what they would like to see improved. Each park is unique and the City strives to meet the community's needs while working within set budgets.