Review the most recent survey results in the Project Updates section.

The City is improving the playground in Cedargrove 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!

  • May to July 2022: Community engagement (survey)
  • August to October 2022: Detailed design
  • November to December 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Early Spring 2023: Construction starts
  • Late Summer 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

July 2022

Online Survey

From July 8 to July 24, 2022, feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey. The survey was promoted through paid social media ads, outreach to nearby schools, the local Councillor’s office, on-site signage, and on this web page. The survey received a total of 263 responses.

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

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design C highest (47 per cent) followed by Playground Design A (41 per cent) and Playground Design B (12 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the three most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • climbing structures
    • the senior play structure for ages five to 12
    • the junior play structure for ages two to five
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • musical instruments
    • spinner toys
    • play panels
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • climbing structures
    • the senior play structure for ages five to 12
    • stand-alone toys (e.g., spring toys, spinning toys, talk tubes, etc.)
  • For seating around the playground:
    • 80 per cent of respondents like benches
    • 74 per cent of respondents like picnic tables
    • 57 per cent of respondents like seatwalls (large stones that form a short wall that you can sit on)
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours, like yellow, orange, and purple (48 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (38 per cent).
  • A number of participants noted the wish for a splash pad and rubber surface (outside of scope).
Playground Options

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

Playground Design A

Playground Design A for the Cedargrove Park Playground improvements, looking to the west from the east. From the left to the right, it includes an accessible ramp, obstacle course climber, junior play structure, cup spinner, spring toy, large, senior play structure, vehicle play panel, two belt swings, two tot swings, one accessible basket swing and one multi-person disc swing.

Design A includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • Two toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
    • One ‘disc’ swing (allows for four children)
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One double slide
    • One wheel play panel
    • One climbing option
    • One transfer station
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • One spiral slide
    • Two climbing options
    • One transfer station
  • One cup spinner
  • One vehicle play panel
  • One large obstacle course climber
Playground Design B

Playground Design B for the Cedargrove Park Playground improvements, looking to the north from the south. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a play panel, standalone climber, a large, combined junior and senior play structure with accessible ramp and teeter totter, two tire climbers, two tot swings, two belt swings, and one accessible swing.

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
    • One disc swing (allows for four children)
  • One combined junior and senior play structure for ages two to 12
    • One wave slide
    • One curved double slide
    • Two climbing options
    • Two play panels
    • One transfer station
  • One teeter-totter
  • One merry-go-all
  • One large climber
Playground Design C

Playground Design C for the Cedargrove Park Playground improvements, looking to the north from the south. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a large obstacle course climber, a teeter-totter, a combined junior and senior play structure, a swingset with: one accessible basket swing, two belt swings, one tot swing and one accessible swing.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
    • One accessible basket swing (allow for four children)
  • One combined junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One double slide
    • One large curved slide
    • Three climbing options
    • One rope bridge
    • One accessible bouncing bus
    • Two play panels
    • One ramp
  • One teeter-totter
  • One large obstacle course climber

Cedargrove Park is located at 100 Farmbrook Rd., east of Bellamy Road. The playground is located along the east boundary of the park.

The playground currently includes:

  • Two swing sets with:
    • Four swings for ages two to five
    • Four swings for ages five and up
  • A junior play structure with:
    • Two double slides
    • One spiral slide
  • A senior play structure with one large spiral slide
  • A stand-alone large metal slide
  • Sand under all play areas
  • Two benches

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

  • Playground equipment for ages two to 12
  • 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.
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Updated seating

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area and are dependent on budget. This project will not include improvements to other areas of the park.