Alexander Park Playground

Alexander Park playground is located in the Fernwood neighbourhood and provides play opportunities for families with children ages 18 months to 12 years. 

Upgrades to Alexander Park Playground

Alexander Park playground is 612 square metres in size and is located at 1325 Bay Street, between Fernwood Road and Oregon Avenue. 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 the families and daycare providers who attended the open house on February 19 at the Fernwood Community Centre NRG. 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 - 219 KB] about the playground open house was mailed to the community in early February.

Information Panels

View the Alexander Park playground information panels [PDF - 4.9 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 until March 31. Print surveys could be faxed to 250.361.0615, scanned and emailed to, 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 Alexander Park Playground.

  • 74% of survey respondents live within a five minute walk from the playground
  • 61% of the input received was from the 20 - 50 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  climbing activities.

  • The least popular features of the existing playground equipment are the outdated equipment and the sand.

  • Other improvements park users would like to see with the playground improvements are:

    • improve the fencing to accommodate both the playground and the dog leash optional area

    • retain the volleyball net

    • more seating in the park: benches and tables