Rendition of proposed splashpad at Deer Valley Park

Two public parks closed in Oshawa until late 2022

The City of Oshawa has issued  a notice of Construction for Deer Valley Park and Florell Park. The parks will be closed to the public for the duration of the construction.

Oshawa is undertaking construction of Deer Valley Park including site grading, pathways and parking lot works, playground, splash pad, site furnishings, signage, sports field improvements and plantings.

  • Where: 870 Deer Valley Dr.
  • When: 7 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, June 2022 to late 2022.

For public safety, Deer Valley Park will be closed and fenced during construction, said the city notice.

From time to time, heavy equipment will need to access the site from Deer Valley Drive, and associated noise levels may increase during these times, it said.

View the Concept Plan for Deer Valley Park.

Florell Park

The City of Oshawa is undertaking construction of Florell Park including site grading, pathways, playground, site furnishings, signage and plantings.

  • Where: 960 Florell Dr.
  • When: 7 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, June 2022 to late 2022.

For public safety, Florell Park will be closed and fenced during construction.

View the Concept Plan for Florell Park.

Free drop-in playground program returns

Oshawa also said summer playground programs are coming to a neighbourhood parks beginning Monday, July 4.

Children aged 5 to 12 are invited to check out their local park this summer to take part in a fun, free summer camp experience. The drop-in Playground Program, in partnership with Their Opportunity, is run by trained leaders who provide interactive and exciting play opportunities such as games, songs and crafts for children daily throughout the summer.

Children can register at the playground location nearest their home on the first day they attend the program. Participants should wear sunscreen, a hat and bring a water bottle. A complete listing of park locations can be found at the Playground Program web page.

“This is a great way to experience Oshawa’s beautiful parks – plus it’s completely free!” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “Come join our amazing playground program staff for a summer of free family fun.”

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