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

The City is planning improvements to the playground in Coronation Park – York as part of an enhancement project to modernize the existing playground with new equipment, seating and landscaping.

Project Timeline

  • Winter 2020/2021: Proposed design and community engagement
  • Spring 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Summer to Fall 2022: Construction starts
  • Fall to Winter 2022: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

November 2021

Online Survey

From October 27 to November 11, 2021, 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 133 responses

The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design. The final design will be available on this page in Spring 2022. Construction will take place Summer of 2022.

Key Feedback Highlights

When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design C highest (51 per cent) followed by Playground Design A (30 per cent) and Playground Design B (19 per cent).

The three features respondents liked most in Playground Design C are:

  • The senior play structure
  • The overall layout
  • The xylophone

The three features respondents would remove or change in Playground Design C are:

  • Like as-is, would not change anything
  • The junior play structure
  • The overall layout

If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:

  • Larger junior structure
  • More climbers
  • Larger senior structure

The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours, like yellow, orange and purple (74 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown and grey (22 per cent).

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 Coronation Park York Playground improvements, with features as described following the image.

Design A includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages two to five with three slides and climbing features
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with three slides, overhead bars and a climbing feature
  • A net climber for children aged five to 12
  • A seated spring toy
  • A standing spinner
  • Sensory play panels
  • Swings: Three belt swings for children ages five to 12, two swings for ages two to five, one accessible swing
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) transfers on play structures
Playground Design B

Playground Design B for Coronation Park York Playground improvements, with features as described following the image.

Design B includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages two to five with two slides and climbing features
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with two slides, overhead bars and climbing features
  • A net climber for ages five to 12
  • A seated spring toy
  • A stand-up group spinner
  • A sensory panel
  • Swings: one swing for children ages two to five, three belt swings for children ages five to 12, one accessible swing
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) transfers on play structures
Playground Design C

Playground Design C for Coronation Park York Playground improvements, with features as described following the image.

Design C includes:

  • Junior play structure for ages three to five with two slides and climbing feature
  • Senior play structure for ages five to 12 with three slides, overhead bars, and a climbing feature, covered play area
  • A climbing net
  • A seated spring toy
  • A seated spinner
  • Sensory play panels
  • A xylophone
  • Swing set with two swings for children ages two to five, two belt swings for children ages five to 12, one accessible swing
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) transfer stations on play structures

Coronation Park – York is an 8.5-hectare park located at 2700 Eglington Ave. W., north of the York Civic Centre with Black Creek Road running along the western edge of the park. The park has a number of amenities including a splash pad, children’s playground, two basketball courts, a bocce court and a number of seating areas.

The objective of this project is to enhance the existing playground within the park with the following improvements:

  • A full playground redevelopment
  • New playground equipment
  • New safety surface
  • New seating
  • New picnic tables
  • New landscaping and plantings

The project is in the concept design phase which will be further developed through consultation with the community.