The City is improving the playground in Bill Hancox Park. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide state-of-good-repair program to ensure our playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many more years to come!

Project Timeline

  • March to April 2022: Community engagement (online survey)
  • May to July 2022: Detailed design
  • September to November 2022: Tender and hire a construction team
  • Early Spring 2023: Construction starts
  • Late Summer 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Bill Hancox Park is located at 101 Bridgeport Dr., near Port Union Road and Lawrence Avenue East in Scarborough. The playground is located at the south end of the park.

The playground and area adjacent to the playground currently include:

  • One swing set with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five and up
  • A junior play structure with a small double metal slide
  • A senior play structure with one large metal slide
  • Two spring toys
  • One teeter-totter
  • Sand under all play areas
  • Four benches around the playground area
  • Memorial boulder
  • Fountain/dog bowl

The playground and area adjacent to the playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community and is proposed to include:

  • Combined junior and senior accessible play equipment for ages two to 12 years
  • Woodchip playground surfacing
  • Accessible ramp
  • New seating
  • Upgraded pathways
  • Ping pong table
  • Picnic table with game board
  • Upgraded planting beds

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

Online Survey

Spring 2022

An online survey will be posted on this page in the spring. 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 be posted on this web page.