In Kitchener, we know parks aren’t just important – they’re essential. Parks are more than the sum of their parts. They are extensions of the communities they are placed in and contribute significantly to the community’s identity and individuals’ connections within it. Whether you use parks to gather, unwind, exercise, socialize, play, or celebrate, we want to hear from you. Let us know what a great park means to you!  

The City of Kitchener kicked off our Parks and Open Space Strategy last year with our first phase of Places and Spaces engagement. The second phase of engagement is now open. Over the next 12 months, we are continuing to engage residents to better understand how parks are used, what barriers exist to using parks, and what you value most about parks. We want to know ‘how can parks be better for you?’ and want to learn what you need and want when it comes to the use of space, equipment, and amenities available, and how we can improve safety, accessibility, and inclusion in parks and open spaces across the city.  

The current survey focuses on winter use and parks education and is open until April 8.  

In addition to online engagement through EngageKitchener, in-person opportunities will be made available, when COVID restrictions allow. The Places and Spaces strategy will guide the City’s decision-making and future investment in park amenities, facilities, and infrastructure for the next 10 years or more.  

For more information and to complete the current survey, visit