The City is planning improvements to the Bob Loptson playground in West Rouge Park as part of an enhancement project to modernize the existing playground with new equipment, seating and landscaping.

Project Timeline

  • Summer 2020 to Fall 2020: Design and public engagement phase
  • Winter 2020 to Spring 2021: Construction procurement phase
  • Spring 2021 to Summer 2021: Construction phase

The timeline is subject to change.

West Rouge Park is a 3-hectare park near Lawrence Avenue East and Rouge Hills Drive. The existing playground within the park will be enhanced with the following improvements:

  • Playground redevelopment
  • New safety surfacing
  • Seating

September 2020

Phase 1 Online Survey

An online survey was available from August 26 to September 21, 2020. In total, 245 responses were received, which included feedback from 727 community members.

Download the survey feedback summary.

The survey presented and collected feedback on the following playground redesign options.

Playground Redesign Options

There are three playground redesign options to choose from.

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:

  • Junior (ages three to five) and senior (ages five to 12) play structures, swings, and various play accessories
  • Engineered wood fibre safety surfacing instead of sand, as this improves accessibility for all playground users
  • An accessible ramp
  • A concrete border around the play area
  • Two benches facing the play area
  • A wall facing the play area that also serves as seating

Equipment colours have been shown for reference only.
Later in the survey, you will be able to comment on your colour preferences.

Option 1

Option 1 Includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages three to five with two slides and climbing feature
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with four slides and a climbing feature
  • A seated spring toy
  • A seated seesaw
  • A seated spinner
  • Sensory play panels
  • Two swing sets complete with four swing seats
    • one swing for toddlers/young children ages two to five
    • two swings for children ages five to 12
    • one inclusive swing
Option 2

Bob Loptson Playground Redesign Option 2, as described in the text that follows.

Option 2 Includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages three to five with two slides and climbing feature
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with two slides, monkey bars, and a climbing feature
  • A seated spring toy
  • A seated spinner
  • Sensory play panels
  • Swing set complete with four swing seats
    • one swing for toddlers/young children ages two to five
    • two swings for children ages five to 12
    • one inclusive swing
Option 3

Bob Loptson Playground Redesign Option 3, as described in the text that follows.

Option 3 Includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages three to five with two slides, monkey bars, and climbing feature
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with two slides, monkey bars, rope climber, and a climbing feature
  • A seated spinner
  • A seated seesaw
  • Sensory play panels
  • Music panels
  • Swing set complete with five swing seats
    • two swings for toddlers/young children ages two to five
    • two swings for children ages five to 12
    • one inclusive swing