Construction of the new play space was completed on September 3, 2022. We hope you enjoy the upgraded play equipment!
Rich's Playground Upgrade
Rich’s Playground at Sheep River Park is one of the most beloved playgrounds in Okotoks and it's time for us to show it a little more love! In keeping with the Town’s commitment to provide quality infrastructure, some of the play equipment will be upgraded at this location.
- September 2022: Playground upgrade complete.
- April 2021: First phase of public engagement to determine preferred style of new playground elements.
- February 2022: Second phase of public engagement to select preferred design of new playground elements.
- August 2022: Construction of new playground underway. Project is expected to be completed mid-September.
The results from our first phase of public engagement in April 2021 indicated support for having nature-based elements added to the existing standard play equipment. With this direction confirmed, we are now in the second and final phase of this project and need you to review and select your preferred playground design option.
Town residents were invited to provide input on the final phase of the Rich’s Playground Upgrade project through an online survey, where they were asked to select from three design concepts, that launched on February 1 and closed on February 15.
A total of 382 people provided their preference for the design of the upgrade. The results of the survey have indicated that, out of the three design options provided, design 3 received the most support. Of the 382 respondents, 68.59% selected option 3; 18.32% selected option2and 13.09% selected option 1. To review the What We Heard Report, click the button below.