East Hillsdale Park Development Project

Tot Area
Older kids swings
Tot swings 2
Spring animal
Tot Swings
Jungle Gym
Play Rings
Tot Slide
Group of residents at the community meeting
Group of residents viewing design boards

Background

It has been twenty years since the last play area upgrade was completed for East Hillsdale Park. Back then a small play area for toddlers and an area with a spiral slide was provided. Now as part of Parks and Recreations capital improvement plan, East Hillsdale Park or Hidden Park is our next park to be reimagined.

Updates 

September 2022 – A kick off meeting has taken place so that surveys and engineering studies can be carried out in preparation for the construction drawings.

We have numerous details to refine ahead so stay tuned for further updates!

August 2022 – City Council has approved the agreement for preparation of construction drawings. Expected completion is in 2023 then the department will seek proposals to construct.

March 2022 – With the Park and Recreation Commission's approval, the department will be proceeding with the Miracle HAGS design. Next steps is to conduct a survey to better understand the topographical aspects of the park prior to finalizing design and preparing architectural drawings.  

January 2022 – Following our virtual community meeting in October, Parks and Recreation hosted a follow up meeting on location at the park to answer general questions about the park tree plan and park infrastructure. 

3 playground designers were on hand to present and discuss the merits of their suggested playground designs and answer questions from the community.

October 2021 -  A virtual community meeting was held Thu. October 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM (link is below). Residents reviewed the design concepts and related documents and provided feedback.

October 2021 - With the neighborhood input in mind we have now solicited a number of designs for your consideration and preference prior to plans being prepared for formal bid. 

In February 2020, a neighborhood survey was conducted to obtain input from the neighborhood as to any ideas for the play area space and related enhancements. As you may know West Hillsdale Park includes a play area in basically one location and has a larger open lawn area for free play. The City does not permit out this lawn area to sports groups; however, like our experience in most other parks, the turf area does get drop-in practice use from sports groups, mostly youth from the surrounding neighborhood.

Parks and Recreation thanks everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to attend and their constructive and valuable feedback.

Playground Design Options 

Site Plan

East Hillsdale Park Site Plan Concept

Design Renderings