The City is improving Bob Acton Park and adding a new playground! Community feedback collected during the community engagement process will help determine the park improvements and new playground design.

  • Summer 2022: Community engagement
  • January to June 2023: Community engagement and detailed design
  • July to August 2023: Hire a construction team
  • September 2023: Construction starts
  • Fall 2023: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

January 2023

Design development is underway. Design options will be presented later this spring and there will be opportunities for the community to provide feedback.

Summer 2022

Pop-up Events

The project team hosted three on-site pop-up events, one at the Beaches International Jazz Festival on July 24, 2022, another at East Lynn Farmer’s Market on July 28, 2022, and one at Bob Acton Park on August 17, 2022. The goal was to provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions and share their ideas and vision for the park improvements.

Online Survey

From July 26 to August 19, 2022, an online survey collected thoughts and ideas on ways to improve the park.

Bob Acton Park is located at 45 William Hancox Ave., just north of Gerrard Street East between Main Street and Victoria Park Avenue. The park currently includes:

  • A shade structure
  • A sand box
  • Benches
  • Large open lawn area
  • Pathways
  • Trees and shrubs

The park is being improved with new features and amenities, including a new playground. The playground is proposed to include:

  • Play equipment for ages two to 12
  • Additional seating
  • New playground surfacing
  • 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