Hillside Park Play Area Improvements

Hillside Park Sign

Overview

Hillside Park is located on Squak Mountain and home to both Upper and Lower Cemeteries.  The 44-acre park is mostly forested with an open, grassy 2-acre area that serves as a neighborhood park. The site currently contains a backstop, picnic tables, trash cans and trails, and is the City's only "walk-in" park.  

Background

In 2014, public engagement identified the need for this park to have a play area.  We are taking the feedback received in 2014 and using is as the starting point for completing these play area improvements. 

Join Us

On Monday, July 26 from 7–9 p.m., the Park Board will receive an update on the Hillside Park Play Area project. This Park Board special meeting will be held on-site at Hillside Park, as the project is the main topic on the Park Board Agenda that evening. The meeting is open to the public, and you are welcome to join us. If you do plan to attend, please bring a lawn chair to sit in.

Other engagement

We held an on-site open house on June 23 at Hillside Park for an opportunity for you to talk with staff and the consultant team about Hillside Park, to answer any questions you had about the site and get your feedback. 

We held Neighborhood Meeting #2 on June 10, 2021. The purpose of this meeting was to share what he heard from community feedback received earlier this year and what we have learned about the project site. Here is a recap:

Questions related to the information above can be sent to Jennifer Fink, project manager. 

Timeline

  • 2/24/21: Neighborhood meeting #1 materials: Video, Presentation, Survey results from meeting, Chat comments (posted due to technical issues during the meeting) and Online survey results (survey closed March 5, 2021)
  • Seek balanced solutions as potential concepts are explored with the community
  • As a capital project, we anticipate any construction to occur in early 2022