Input Sought on McBurney Park Spray Pad and Playground Upgrades

Published on: 2019/10/24 - in News

The McBurney Park wading pool is slated to be replaced with a spray pad, with playground equipment there to also received an upgrade, and the City is hosting a drop-in open house session next month to display the proposed spray pad designs and playground equipment options.

“McBurney Park sits on what was Kingston’s primary cemetery, known as the Upper Burial Ground, up until 1850 when it became the Cataraqui Cemetery. It is estimated that up to 10,000 people were buried on the property prior to 1864,” according to a City release. “For this reason, any construction within the park is subject to archaeological constraints. The existing footprint of the wading pool will be used to construct the new splash pad. The playground improvements also will occur within the footprint of the existing playground. Archaeological monitoring will occur for the duration of the project.”

The open house will be held in the pool-side room at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St., on Thursday, November 7 between 2:30 to 4:30pm and then again from 5:30 to 7:30pm with City staff and the designer on hand to speak to.

Feedback on the proposed improvements related to accessibility, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11, can be directed to Patricia Sharpe at

More information can be found on the City’s Parks Development page.

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