Parks damaged by what is believed to have been arson repaired - at considerable cost.

News 100 blueBy Staff

November 20th, 2017



The City of Burlington has repaired and replaced the playgrounds in three city parks after that equipment was severely damaged by arson in June 2017.

The playground and park equipment in Doug Wright Park, Emerson Park and Lansdown Park was damaged by deliberately-set fire, according to the Halton Regional Police Service. The playgrounds in each park have reopened to the public now that all work has been done to repair and replace the damaged equipment.
The playground equipment in Emerson Park was repaired at a cost of slightly more than $5,000.

The playground equipment, underground drainage and protective surface was replaced in Doug Wright and Lansdown Parks. The cost to complete the work in Doug Wright Park was about $85,000, and in Lansdown Park the cost was about $60,000.

Rob Peachey

Rob Peachey, Manager of Parks and Open Spaces

Halton Regional Police Service continues to investigate these crimes. Anyone with information please contact 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau 905-825-4747 ext: 2316 or tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the website at; or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Rob Peachey, Manager of Parks and Open Spaces said “We recognize how important these playgrounds are to the families who use them. Replacing the play equipment was a priority for the City of Burlington.”

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