The City is improving the playground at Benner Park. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure our playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come!

Project Timeline

  • May to July 2022: Community engagement (survey)
  • August to October 2022: Detailed design
  • November to December 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Early Spring 2023: Construction starts
  • Late Summer 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Benner Park is located at 25 Benner Ave., near Allen Road and Glencairn Avenue.  The playground is located south of Viewmount Road.

The playground and adjacent area currently include:

  • Two separate swing sets with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five and up
  • A junior play structure with a small double slide
  • A senior play structure with:
    • One large slide
    • One triple slide
  • Two spring toys
  • Sand under all play areas
  • Five benches
  • One picnic table
  • Planting beds
  • Mature trees

The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The redesigned playground is proposed to include:

  • Playground equipment for ages two to 12
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connecting to the playground area. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground.
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Updated seating

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area and are dependent on budget. This project will not include improvements to other areas of the park.

Online Survey

Summer 2022

An online survey will be posted on this web page in the summer. The survey will ask for your feedback and preferences on multiple playground options. The design team will use the community feedback collected in this survey to help develop a single playground design.

The results of this survey will also be posted on this page.