The City is planning improvements to the playground in Byng 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!

  • Early Summer 2021: Community Engagement Survey 1, collect feedback on vision for new playground
  • Fall 2021: Develop playground design options using survey feedback
  • February 2022: Community Engagement Survey 2, collect feedback on multiple playground options.
  • March to April 2022: Detailed design and hire construction team
  • Fall 2022: Construction starts
  • Late Winter 2022: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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September 2022

Final Playground Design

The final design for the new Byng Park Playground, which has been refined based on community feedback. It will include the play features listed below.

The final playground design and layout was determined using feedback from the community. The new playground will be accessible and will include the following features:

  • A swing set with:
    • four belt swings
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible swing
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • one large curved slide
    • two straight slide
    • two climbing options
    • multiple play panels
    • stepping stones
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • dual slide
    • two climbing options
    • a wheel play panel
  • One spring toy (car motion toy)
  • One spinner
  • One sensory panel
  • Triangle link crawler

February 2022

Online Survey

From February 11 to February 27, 2022, feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey. The survey was promoted through paid social media ads, the local Councillor’s office, on-site signage, and on this page. The survey received a total of 110 responses, which included feedback from 180 participants of various ages.

The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design. The final design will be available on this page in spring 2022.

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design B highest (54 per cent) followed by Playground Design A (30 per cent) then Playground Design C (15 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the five most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • senior play structure for ages five to 12
    • belt Swings
    • toddler Swings
    • junior play structure for ages two to five
    • rock climbing structures
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • spring toys
    • stand-up spinner toys
    • seat spinner
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • climbing Structures
    • senior play structure for ages five to12
    • stand-up see-saw
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours like yellow, orange, and sky blue (61 per cent), over earthy colours, like green, brown, and grey (28 per cent), with 11 per cent having no preference.
Playground Options

Both designs are accessible, have the same amount of play features and cost the same amount.

Playground Design A

A rendering of playground Design A for the Byng Park Playground improvements, looking to the north from the south. From the lower-left to the upper-right, it includes a swing set, a stand-alone climbing structure, senior play equipment, junior play equipment, and a spring toy.

Design A includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • two belt swings
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible swing
  • One play structure for ages five to 12 years with:
    • an overhead climbing features
    • two balance play features
    • a trapeze beam
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one slide
    • two climbing play features
    • two play panels
    • steps
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • one double slide
    • one curved slide
    • four climbing play features
    • three play panels
  • One spring toy
  • One sit-down spinner
Playground Design B

A rendering of playground Design B for the Byng Park Playground improvements, looking to the north from the south. From the lower-left to the upper-right, it includes a play panel, spring toys, junior play equipment, senior play equipment, a stand-alone climbing structure and a swing set.

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • four belt swings
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one double slide
    • two climbing play features
    • one play panel
    • one wheel panel
    • steps
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • one large curved slide
    • one double-slide
    • five climbing play features
    • one overhead climbing features
    • one climbing and balance play feature
    • one play panel
    • stepping stone
    • steps
  • One spring toy
  • One sit down spinner
  • One large play panel with various play features
Playground Design C

A rendering of playground Design C for the Byng Park Playground improvements, looking to the north from the south. From the lower-left to the upper-right, it includes a swing set, senior play equipment, a spinner toy, and junior play equipment.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • two belt swings
    • two toddler swings
    • one accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one curved slide
    • one climbing play feature
    • fourteen play panel features
    • activity table with bench
    • steps
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • one slide
    • three climbing play features, including one rope climbing feature
    • two play panels
    • steps
  • One spring toy
  • One seat spinner
  • One stand-up spinner toy
New Playground Layout

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An aerial layout that indicates the location of the fatures and requipment for the new playground and surrounding area. From top to bottom, it includes a path to the playground, a patio set with shade, benches, an accessible ramp with seatwall, a metal fence along the west side, and a concrete boarder around the playground area.

The proposed layout for the new playground includes:

  1. A concrete border around the playground
  2. A concrete accessible ramp with a seat wall
  3. A new concrete path to the playground
  4. Benches for seating
  5. A patio set with shade
  6. A new decorative metal fence (provisional)

Other items include:

  • New Tree planting
  • Woodchip surfacing called (Engineered Cedar Fibre)
  • New play equipment  – options are shared in the next page of this survey

The original playground equipment will be removed and the area will be re-sodded.

July 2021

Online Survey

Feedback on the general preferences for the playground improvements was collected in an online survey from June 28 to July 11, 2021. The survey received a total of 137 responses, which included feedback from 348 individuals.

  • 78% of respondents like the spiral/wavy slide currently in the playground
  • 51% of respondents would like to see more group swings in the new playground design
  • 70% of respondents a bright colour scheme for the new playground

Download the full survey summary report for more information.

Byng Park Playground is located at 299 Pharmacy Ave., at the southwest corner of the park.

The playground currently includes:

  • Two swing sets, each include:
    • One with four  swings for ages two to five
    • One with four belt swings for ages five and up
  • A two-seater animal see-saw
  • A car play structure with seating and a steering wheel
  • A large play structure with:
    • A red double slide
    • A larger straight slide
    • A spiral slide
    • A red bridge
    • A spiral climbing structure
    • A yellow climbing structure
    • A stair structure
    • A climbing structure with rope
  • A large play structure with:
    • A bridge
    • A small red crawl tunnel
    • A large red double slide
    • A red single slide
    • Three climbing frames
    • Two sets of stairs
  • Sand under all play areas

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

  • New playground equipment for ages two to twelve
  • 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
  • Woodchip playground surfacing

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This will not include any new water or lighting features, or improvements to other areas of the park.