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. The project is organized into two phases. In order to not delay construction of the playground, community engagement will happen separately for each phase.
The project is organized into two phases: Phase 1 which includes a new playground, and Phase 2, developing a Master Plan to inform all other park improvements.
Timelines are subject to change.
Details regarding Phase 2 are to be confirmed.
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From September 1 to 27, an online survey collected feedback on the preliminary Master Plan options for the park.
On August 10, 2023, the project team and local Councillor were at Bob Acton Park to speak with local community members about the proposed improvements and new playground coming to the park. The preliminary Master Plan options and playground design options were shared with attendees.
On July 11, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., a public meeting took place at the Beaches Recreation Centre to share and receive community feedback on the Bob Acton Park Preliminary Master Plan and three playground design options.
From June 22 to August 18, an online survey was available for community members to provide their feedback on the draft playground design options for the new playground coming to the park.
Design development is underway. Design options will be presented later this spring and there will be opportunities for the community to provide feedback.
Download the Community Engagement Phase 1 Summary Report.
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.
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:
The park is being improved with new features and amenities, including a new playground. The playground is proposed to include: