Westbrook Park Playground Upgrades

Westbrook Park Playground Render

About the Project

As part of the Municipality of Middlesex Centre's capital project improvements, the playground at Westbrook Park is being rebuilt.

Construction began on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, with an estimated project completion date of June 6, 2023.

This project will be done in two phases and will have the following work completed:

Phase 1 – October/November 2022

Remove the existing play structure and base and prepare subgrade for the installation of:

  • a concrete playground curb including accessible curb cuts
  • perforated drainage pipe 
  • a 1.8 metre wide asphalt pathway - delayed due to asphalt plant closure
  • bench
  • waste receptacle 
  • armour stone block seating
  • trees
  • final grading

You can see the plan for the work in the engineering diagram below. This work will be completed by Van Roestel Contracting Ltd.

Phase 2 – Spring 2023

Phase 2 will now see the completion of the asphalt pathway and curbing and the supply and install of the new play structure followed by the installation of the playground base (engineered wood fibre). The municipality has selected Park and Water as the playground supplier.


This project began on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.  Phase 1 of the project is now 90% complete. The remaining work in Phase 1 will be completed in the spring of 2023.  Installation of the new play structure will take place in spring of 2023.  Note this schedule may be affected by weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

  • Update - Oct 7, 2022: Starting on Tuesday, October 11, the Westbrook Park playground will be taken out of service as the construction begins on a new playground. The old equipment will be removed and is to be sold by auction. Watch Filson Auctions for the future sale. 
  • Update - Oct 24, 2022: Bidding on the old playground equipment is open Oct 22 to Oct 27 at 5pm through Filson Auctions (lots 41-42-43).
  • Update - Nov 23, 2022: As asphalt plants have closed for the winter, the curbing and asphalt pathways will be completed in the spring of 2023.  
  • Update - Feb 8, 2023: The new playground has been selected. You can find images of it attached below.
  • Update - May 17, 2023: The base construction is now complete, and Park N Water (contractor) will be on-site the week of May 22 to begin installing the play structure and engineered wood fibre. Once installed, the playground will be inspected by a certified playground inspector, and will open to the public after it passes inspection.
  • Update - May 31, 2023: The playground is in, but the footings and engineering wood fibre are still being installed, currently scheduled for June 6. The landscaping will be tidied up over the next few weeks as has gotten a bit messy during the recent work.  We hope to have the inspection by Friday, June 9, and will open to the public after the playground passes inspection.  

Financial Information

Please see Middlesex Centre's Open Budget for details on the costs and funding of this capital project.

Alternative Playgrounds During Closure

For those looking to continue using play structures are encouraged to visit the following parks as an alternative (weather permitting):


Should you have any questions about this project please contact Scott Mairs, Director of Community Services.


Thank-you for your patience and understanding while construction is underway.


Notice first posted in August 2022.