The City of Toronto is updating the Acacia Park playground. To improve safety and accessibility for playground users, the City is proposing the new playground be relocated to replace the underused baseball diamond.

Project Timeline

  • Summer 2020: online engagement to inform playground location and design
  • Fall 2020: construction begins

Acacia Park Playground, located by Griffith Street and Lilac Avenue, had reached the end of its life and needed to be replaced to continue to provide the community with a fun and accessible play space for years to come. After community consultation in the summer of 2020, the new playground was constructed in fall 2020 and is now open for use.

December 2020

Construction is now complete. The new playground opened for use on December 15, 2020.

The new design includes:

  • Removal of the underused baseball diamond, replaced with the new playground
  • The playground includes:
    • A Senior and Junior play structure
    • Climbing activities
    • 4 bay swing set including an accessible swing
    • Spring toys
    • Wood fibre safety surface
  • A new concrete pathway
  • A new seating area

July 23, 2020

Online Survey

The phase one online survey is closed. Download the findings from the survey.

Playground Design Options Presented

There are three initial playground design options for Acacia Park Playground.

All three design options have the same level of accessibility, the same number of play features, and generally the same cost.

All design options include:

  • 2 Park Benches on a concrete pad
  • Junior Equipment (for ages 2 to 5 years)
  • Senior Equipment (for ages 5 to 12 years)
  • Junior Swing, Senior Swing and Accessible Swing
  • Accessible ramp into the playground
  • An accessible walkway connection from Lilac Avenue
  • Wood Chip Safety Surfacing throughout (instead of sand)

The three playground design options follow. Equipment colours have been shown for reference only and will be chosen based on feedback from community members.

Option 1

A computer rendering showing what the playground describe in Option 1 might look like.

Option 1 includes:

  • One large play structure with three slides and equipment for kids from 2 to 12 years old
  • A separate monkey bar structure
  • A separate swing structure with:
  • One swing for ages 2 to 5
  • One swing for ages 5 to 12
  • One accessible swing

Option 2

A computer rendering showing what the playground describe in Option 2 might look like.

Option 2 Includes:

  • Two play structures:
    • One for kids from 2 to 5 years old, with three small slides and small climbing features
    • One for kids from 5 to 12 years old, with one large slide and multiple large climbing features
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • One swing for ages 2 to 5
    • One swing for ages 5 to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • A bouncing character (shown as a dog character)

Option 3

A computer rendering showing what the playground describe in Option 3 might look like.

Option 3 Includes:

  • One large play structure with 3 slides and equipment for kids from 2 to 12 years old
  • A separate climbing structure
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • One swing for ages 2 to 5
    • Two swings for ages 5 to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • A bouncing/spring feature (shown as a bee character)
  • A spinning seat (show in green, on the left-hand side)

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