St. Andrew's Park Improvements

Park Improvements Continue

We're replacing aging playground features and relocating 'The Living Ruin' granite public art piece. Work is scheduled to be complete by the Fall of 2022. Note: no full closures of the park are planned, though from time to time some areas may be temporarily closed.

We’re making improvements to St. Andrew’s Park and its amenities to make it more enjoyable for all users.

The improvements are being done in two stages. The 2021 improvements have been completed and are described below in Previous Park Improvements. Learn more about the current project.

Overview of Planned Improvements

Our 2022 improvements include the following.

School Age Playground Equipment Replacement 

  • We’re replacing one of the pieces of playground equipment at St. Andrew’s Park due to its age and condition.
  • The new replacement will be selected based on its ability to handle high capacity use, age appropriate play value, and diversification of the play experience relative to the surrounding play equipment. The City will balance these design considerations with the available budget for the supply and install of the replacement structure and supporting infrastructure.

Public Art “Living Ruin” Relocation 

  • One of our goals for St. Andrew’s Park is to provide a variety of seating options catering to all ages. With that in mind, we’re relocating the “Living Ruin” granite public art piece to provide additional central seating to the park. 
  • Once Living Ruin has been moved, we'll plant new coniferous trees in its previous location, and shift the cedar fencing to encompass the newly planted trees.

Overall Repairs

  • Once the major work has been done in the park, we'll fix up the asphalt pathway, boardwalk, remove the old globe spinner post, and repair turf. 

St Andrews Park 2022 planned improvements

About St. Andrew's Park

St. Andrew's Park is located just east of St. Georges and East 11th Street. The park is fully fenced with access gates to the north and south. There are a variety of large trees and natural plantings, with lots of room to roam. The park has large sand play areas and is encircled by a paved path. A portable toilet is available onsite.  

Previous Park Improvements


In 2021 we completed the following improvements at St. Andrew's Park, as shown on the map:

  • New drinking water fountain was installed
  • Water play feature was repaired
  • Pathway around the water play feature was improved 
  • The underutilized sand play table was converted into an art table 
  • The portable toilet was upgraded to a larger, universal, accessible portable toilet
  • A new adult-sized wheelchair accessible table and chair arrangement was added 

St Andrews Park 2021 improvements


In August 2017, the City implemented improvements to St. Andrew’s Park, based on input received from public consultation and feedback. Artificial turf was added to the central lawn area to allow for safer and extended play.

New turf at St Andrews Park

We met with over a hundred people at our open house in June of 2014, and received numerous surveys and comments online. Based on the input we received, we developed a high-level plan of small park improvements that could be implemented in St. Andrew’s Park.

Due to other high priority City-wide projects taking place over the next couple of years, the park improvements will be need to be completed over the coming years, including a number of small improvements this year. Specifically, we are creating some solutions for toy storage in the park this summer.

All of the information previously gathered is very valuable to moving forward with this project, and we thank those who shared their feedback for their interest in St. Andrew’s. We'll continue to maintain the park to a high standard and to be vigilant about the safety of the playgrounds and surrounding features.

Contact Info

Engineering, Parks & Environment
Tel: 604-983-7333

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