Rendering of the playground at Oppenheimer Park

Oppenheimer Park playground renewal

We're upgrading Oppenheimer Park playground to provide much-needed enhanced play space for children and caregivers.

We want to create a playground that is safe, inclusive, and fun. This means:

  • A play space that is safe and easy to observe
  • Resilient, engaging, and fun play equipment
  • Toys that are unique to the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood and encourage group play for children of all ages and abilities
  • A welcoming outdoor classroom and picnic area that provides opportunities for learning and socializing

New playground features

  • A large play structure for older kids
  • A play structure for young kids
  • Rubber surfacing
  • Swings
  • Seesaw
  • Creative learning activities
  • An outdoor classroom
  • Seating
  • A picnic area

What's happeningReview the concept design for the new playground

We have been working closely with residents and organizations of the Downtown Eastside to understand the needs and opportunities for the renewed playground.

Based on the conversations and feedback a concept design has been developed. The new playground is tentatively scheduled to be constructed in the spring of 2024.

Review the concept design  (2 MB)


  • Summer 2022

    Scoping and planning

  • Winter 2022

    Concept design

  • We are here
  • Summer to fall 2023

    Detailed design and tender

  • Spring 2024

    Construction starts

  • Summer 2024

    Playground opening

Contact us

Hanako Amaya
Landscape architect