Shape your park network: Kinzie Oaten and Idlewood

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We are taking a new approach to upgrading or improving neighbourhood parks and playgrounds. This approach looks at clusters of neighbourhood parks that are close to one another and considers them as part of a ‘parks network’. Instead of upgrading one park at a time, we will make changes across the whole network. This way, we can better serve the community by building a variety of features across the greater neighbourhood.

In the next two years we plan to upgrade the park network across Centreville Chicopee and Stanley Park neighbourhoods. We will also connect the park network upgrades with those happening at Centreville Chicopee Community Centre.

Kinzie Park, Oaten Park and Idlewood Park are part of this park network. Maps of each of the parks in this network can be found in the Photos section.

Do you live in these neighbourhoods? Do you use these parks? We want to hear from you! Please share your comments and feedback on this page. There will also be opportunities to contribute in-person when COVID regulations allow.

There will be at least three opportunities to help shape the future of these parks. Subscribe for updates by clicking the 'Subscribe' button.



We are taking a new approach to upgrading or improving neighbourhood parks and playgrounds. This approach looks at clusters of neighbourhood parks that are close to one another and considers them as part of a ‘parks network’. Instead of upgrading one park at a time, we will make changes across the whole network. This way, we can better serve the community by building a variety of features across the greater neighbourhood.

In the next two years we plan to upgrade the park network across Centreville Chicopee and Stanley Park neighbourhoods. We will also connect the park network upgrades with those happening at Centreville Chicopee Community Centre.

Kinzie Park, Oaten Park and Idlewood Park are part of this park network. Maps of each of the parks in this network can be found in the Photos section.

Do you live in these neighbourhoods? Do you use these parks? We want to hear from you! Please share your comments and feedback on this page. There will also be opportunities to contribute in-person when COVID regulations allow.

There will be at least three opportunities to help shape the future of these parks. Subscribe for updates by clicking the 'Subscribe' button.


  • Survey deadline extended to March 14

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    We want to hear from as many residents as possible, so we have extended the survey deadline to March 14, 2022. This will give more people the opportunity to take part in this consultation. Please let other interested people in your neighbourhood know that we have extended the deadline.

  • City of Kitchener looking for feedback on a parks network in Idlewood area

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    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 Engage Kitchener, 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 EngageWR.ca/Ward2ParkNetwork.

    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.

Page last updated: 17 Aug 2022, 03:45 PM