Hollywood Park Playground

Hollywood Park is located in the Fairfield neighbourhood. The playground provides play opportunities for children ages 18 months to 12 years.

Upgrades to
Hollywood Park Playground

Hollywood Park playground is 2.31 hectares in size and is located at 1700 Fairfield Road, between St. Charles and Earle Streets. The playground provides play opportunities for children ages 18 months to 12 years.

This year, the City of Victoria is upgrading the play equipment to meet national safety standards and to better meet the needs of the community.

Open House

Thank you to those who attended the open house on February 25 at Margaret Jenkins School. Participants had the opportunity to view display panels and place stickers next to their favourite play equipment, draw or design their ideas for the playground with play-dough, meet City Parks planners and complete a short survey.

This fact sheet [PDF - 214 KB] about the playground open house was mailed to the community in early February.

Information Panels

View the Hollywood Park playground information panels [PDF - 3.7 MB] that were on display at the open house.

Feedback Opportunities

The community had the opportunity to complete an online survey or to view the display panels and complete a print survey at the Parks office in Beacon Hill Park. Print surveys could be faxed to 250.361.0615, scanned and emailed to parks@victoria.ca, or mailed to the City Parks Division, #1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 by March 31, 2014. Thank you to everyone who provided input.

Summary of Public Input

Below is a summary of the input we received from the community about upgrades to Hollywood Park Playground.

  • 71% of respondents reside within a five-minute walk from the playground
  • 64% of the input received was from the 35-49 year-old age group
  • The top two choices for preferred new equipment are shared between swings, climbing equipment, slides and natural play features.                                   

  • The most popular theme suggestions are: natural, animals, or no theme.

  • The most popular features of the existing playground equipment are the swings and the variety of the climbing and the other activities available in the park.

  • There was a strong desire to retain the existing layout of the playground.

  • The least popular features of the existing playground equipment are the outdated, unimaginative equipment, the sand surfacing and that there are not enough activities for older children.

  • The other improvements park users would like to see with the playground improvements are:
    • provide outdoor fitness equipment for adults
    • improve the surrounding grass area; very wet
    • more seating in the park: benches and tables (picnic area)