Share Your Ideas to Renew Your Municipal Playground

May 11, 2018

Twelve municipal playgrounds, one in each ward, will be renewed and improved this year through a partnership between the City of Greater Sudbury and United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est l’Ontario. Greater Sudbury Council has approved a phased renewal of 58 municipal playgrounds identified as being in poor condition, over the next two to three years.

“Ensuring that children of all abilities across our community can have access to quality recreation opportunities at their municipal neighbourhood playground is a key component of Council's Strategic Plan" said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. "By working closely with the United Way Centraide North East Ontario, the City will now be able to renew one municipal playground in each of the 12 wards and residents can expect further improvements to 58 playgrounds across our community over the coming years.”

Investment in play equipment is identified as an action plan in the City of Greater Sudbury Parks, Open Space and Leisure Master Plan Review (2014). 

“United Way Centraide North East Ontario is dedicated to building a healthy, strong and vibrant community for all and for the next three years, we have made the revitalization of playgrounds one of our top priorities,” said Michael Cullen, Executive Director of United Way Centraide North East Ontario. “We are committed to uniting community partners, businesses and individuals to help revitalize local playgrounds across the City of Greater Sudbury to make them accessible for all to enjoy.” 

The City of Greater Sudbury is asking residents to share their ideas for additions and improvements to the 12 playgrounds. Surveys are available online at and on paper at Greater Sudbury Citizen Service Centres until Friday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Residents are invited to attend Neighbourhood Huddles to speak directly with Greater Sudbury Leisure Services staff. 

Monday, May 14, 2018: Attend anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

  • Lakeview Playground, 420 Sunday St., Sudbury
  • Selkirk Park, Selkirk St., Sudbury
  • Penman Park, Penman Ave., Garson

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: Attend anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

  • East St. Tot Lot, East St., Coniston
  • Howard Armstrong Sports Complex, 4040 Elmview Dr., Hanmer
  • Sixth Ave. Playground, 2015 Sixth Ave., Lively
  • Lonsdale Playground, 811 Lonsdale Ave., Sudbury

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Attend anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

  • Hillcrest Playground, Hillcrest Crescent., Sudbury
  • Place Hurtubise Playground, 1966 LaSalle Blvd., Sudbury
  • St. Joseph Playground, St. Joseph St., Sudbury
  • Pinecrest Tot Lot, Swanson Court, Val Caron

Thursday, May 17, 2018: Attend anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

  • Coté Park, 215 Edward Ave., Chelmsford

For more information about plans to renew municipal playgrounds, visit or call 705-674-4455, extension 2446.