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!

Project Timeline

  • 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
  • Late Summer 2022: Construction starts
  • Late Fall 2022: Playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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February 2022

Online Survey 2

From February 11 to 27, 2022, thoughts on the features and equipment for the new playground were collected. The design team will use the community feedback collected in the survey to develop a final playground design.

The results of the survey will be posted on this page.

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.