Dentville Park

The District of Squamish is moving forward with the construction of Dentville Park, a new neighbourhood park located on Buckley Avenue between Carson Place and Britannia Avenue.

Background: 

Park improvements for the Dentville and Wilson Crescent area have been identified as a need for some time. Community input was invited in 2017 to help shape the playground and park features through an online questionnaire and in-person public engagement events. (View the public engagement results here.) The project now has the necessary resources in place to get underway.

Park Features: 

The Dentville Park playground will consist of play structures features chosen for the community by the community:  

The park includes the top three play features chosen by the community: 

  • Multi-play structure (50%)
  • Swings (36%)
  • Natural equipment (33%)

In addition, the playground will also include the following features: 

  • Zipline
  • Covered shelters with an accessible picnic tables
  • Plaza area with bench seating
  • Bike Racks and a multi-use pathway connection to Discovery Trail

 

Construction: 

Tree removal work will occur with the objective of retaining as many healthy trees as possible. The park has been actively designed with arborists in order to keep six healthy trees in the park area. Tree removal will be limited to removing young trees, unhealthy "dead wood" trees and trees identified as danger trees. 

number of larger alder trees located on Buckley Avenue have been identified for removal as part of this work because they are nearing their life expectancy and will become fall hazards. These trees will be replaced with a mix of native coniferous and deciduous trees to grow a healthy long standing treed barrier from the road and the new park. 

 

Timeline: 

Tree removal is expected to begin the
 week of March 22 with site preparation and construction to follow. 

The park is expected to be completed in late summer, early fall 2021. 

 

Let us know what you think about our newest neighbourhood park!

 

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Comments

  • Peta Mar 29, 2021, 9:02 AM (4 months ago)

    Hello,

    This looks like it's going to be a beautiful park, thank you.

    I noticed there are no accessibility features planned, I don't suppose you would consider adding an acessible swing? Including even just one feature like this can go a long way towards including people with disabilities.

    • Kerry Hamilton (District Planner) Apr 15, 2021, 9:28 AM (4 months ago)

      Great question. All of the play features proposed are accessible play features. Both the swing and zipline are inclusive accessible play features and the play structure has accessible elements. If you'd like to learn more about the nest swing proposed you can find more information here: https://www.kompan.us/play/freestanding/swings/swing-h-8ft-3ft-shell

  • jim gracie Mar 26, 2021, 5:18 PM (4 months ago)

    How will this necessary park be connected to the recreational trails?? cheers

    • Communications Mar 30, 2021, 12:37 PM (4 months ago)

      Hi Jim. A multi-use trail will connect the park to the sidewalk along Buckley Avenue as well as the Discovery Trail.

  • Lynne Rainforth Mar 26, 2021, 10:37 AM (4 months ago)

    Great news. Would love to see a waterpark addition added to this and to downtown.

    • Kerry Hamilton (District Planner) Apr 15, 2021, 9:37 AM (4 months ago)

      Given the excitement for a waterpark in the District, a waterpark should be considered for a larger destination park with a bigger budget. Dentville park is considered a neighbourhood park and is designed to accommodate the neighbourhood's needs and the neighbourhood park smaller budget.

  • Raegan Huska Mar 25, 2021, 11:58 AM (4 months ago)

    Would love to see a washroom facility (even a blue house) and water fountain. Our local skatepark does not have these two much needed necessities. ????????. It is a heavily used area by many of all ages now and once this park is completed will be definitely be needed.

  • Jesse Jan 13, 2018, 4:32 PM (4 years ago)

    Some more private grassy places such as a Rose Park, which has lots of trees and some separated areas.

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