The playgrounds and spaces of Idlewood, Kinzie, and Oaten parks have been identified as needing revitalization. The City of Kitchener has also recently acquired Fergus Green - a public green space located at 120 Fergus Ave. Together, these four locations will be looked at as a network of collaborative spaces in the Park Network Improvements (Ward 2) engagement process.

Through public engagement and stakeholder consultation, the City of Kitchener will group these parks together into a ‘network’ so that focus is not on simply replacing playgrounds or equipment, but instead to consider the users of the space and how the spaces might better serve the community as a whole, providing unique amenities for each.

An online survey is open now until February 28 through EngageKitchener, while in-person opportunities are anticipated to be scheduled in the spring, if COVID restrictions allow. For more information and to complete the current survey, visit

In addition to the engagement for Park Network Improvements (Ward 2), the City of Kitchener is also inviting residents to take part in updating the parks and open spaces strategy through phase 2 of Places and Spaces.


For more information:
Bethany Rowland
Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing