Allenby Park [PDF - 179 KB] is a neighbourhood park located in south Saanich near the municipal border of Oak Bay. It features a playground, a sportcourt (with half basketball and half hockey), pathways, and a baseball field and building that is home to Carnarvon/Allenby Baseball Association.
Saanich Parks is planning to replace the playground and sportcourt at Allenby Park in 2021. The existing play equipment is from 2001 and is a priority for updating based on our playground criteria. The criteria assessments include age, condition, safety/design issues, accessibly, drainage and location.
What kind of playground do you want to see?
We accepted public input on potential ideas from January 18 to February 21, 2021. Check out the results [PDF - 230 KB]. Top 5 most valued play features:
- Climbing features (75%)
- Swings (68%)
- Natural play (37%)
- Playhouse (25%)
- Social/imaginative play (24%)
Given the project constraints of budget, timing and project scope, we have identified the following priorities:
- Fun and challenging climbing features
- Enhanced sportcourt with 2 basketball hoops and 2 hockey nets
- Natural elements with imaginative play
Thank you to those residents who took the time to complete our online survey. The primary focus of this project is on the playground and sportcourt replacements. We had many requests for additional park amenities that are beyond the project scope and budget at this time.
Next up we will share our initial concept plan! Keep checking back for details!!
Public participation feedback should finish this spring with construction anticipated to start summer 2021.