Traynor Park


Traynor Park is a neighbourhood park located at the corner of Vanier Drive and Traynor Avenue.

Playground replacement

Following ION light rail transit (LRT) construction and a change in property ownership, the previous playground was removed. The City of Kitchener is replacing the playground, and as part of the public engagement process, an open house was held on April 24, 2017. The community was invited tos hare their ideas about what features they would like to see in the new play area.

The below links show the panels that were presented at the open house:

Follow-up engagement also included a "dotmocracy" exercise with local residents whom indicated which type of playground elements they preferred, as well as pilot test of surveys that were translated into languages prevalent in the community.

The City of Kitchener also partnered with the Social Development Centre (SDC) of Waterloo Region on this project. The SDC helped throughout the engagement process and had direct contact with residents in their community who had an interest in the design of the park and playground.


From the responses received during our public engagement activities, we reviewed resident responses regarding playground preferences, and included these preferences in our playground tender.  This information also helped to guide the selection of the winning bid submission. 

Please review the new playground layout and equipment design by clicking on the below links:

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Work has resumed on Traynor park, with all works expected to be completed by the end of the month. Please note that because there are different contractors working to complete different tasks that you will observe some pauses between the different works.  

In the meantime please respect the construction fencing and signage for your safety and to prevent further delay in opening the park. We acknowledge your patience for this project and apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Jonn Barton, Associate Landscape Architect, at 519-741-2600 ext. 4152.

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