The City is updating the Dieppe Park Family Play Zone and creating a Park Improvement Plan to guide long-term park improvements.

Fall 2020 to Summer 2021: Community engagement.

Phase 1 – Playground and Water Play

  • Fall to Winter 2021: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Fall 2021: Removal of splash pad equipment
  • Late Winter 2022: Removal of playground equipment
  • Summer 2022: Construction complete, playground and splash pad opens to the public

Phase 2 – Wider Park Improvements

  • Fall 2023 to Winter 2024: Wider park improvements program review and confirmation
  • Winter to Spring 2024: Design revisions and tender preparation
  • Spring to Summer 2024: Hire construction team
  • Fall 2024: Construction starts (after soccer season closes)
  • Summer/Fall 2025: Construction complete with minimal impacts to ongoing park programs

The timeline is tentative and subject to change.

While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact Sam Bietenholz at 437-226-5299.

January 2024

Phase 2 Update

Phase 2 park improvements are currently under review to ensure community needs and interests are met as best as possible while staying within the project budget. A review is necessary to better understand where to focus resources to meet community needs. More information about the scope and project timeline will be posted on this page as soon as it is available.

August 27, 2022

Phase 1 Construction Complete

Construction of the Family Play Zone, which includes the splash and playground, is now complete. During a recent inspection of the work, a small deficiency was identified with water jets that were improperly installed, creating a potential tripping hazard. Our contractor has taken immediate action to resolve this issue on an interim basis so that the community can safely use the splash pad for the rest of the season. A permanent fix will be coordinated in time for next season.

January 27, 2022

Construction Update

Construction is occurring in two phases

Phase 1

Phase 1 includes improvements to the Family Play Zone, which includes the splash pad and playground.

Phase one of construction has begun and the splash pad equipment has been removed. The playground equipment will be removed later this winter. Construction on the new Family Play Zone will start in  spring 2022 and is anticipated to end in summer 2022.

Phase 2

Phase 2 includes improvements to the wider park area.

Detailed design for wider Dieppe Park Improvement Plan is underway. Once the detailed designs are finalized and funding is secured, construction will begin. The start of construction for these park improvements is anticipated for late 2022 or summer 2023.

November 2021

A Final Dieppe Park Improvement Plan and Family Zone Design is now available in the Final Design section of this webpage.

August 2021

Online Survey

From July 22 to August 8, 2021, feedback on the proposed design options for the Family Zone (playground and water play area) and Park Improvement Plan was collected in an online survey.

Download the survey summary.

July 2021

Virtual Public Meeting

A virtual public meeting was held on July 21, 2021, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 the Toronto-Danforth Councillor. At the meeting, the project team shared proposed design options for the new Dieppe Park Family Zone and the proposed Park Improvement Plan and collected community feedback.

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October 2020

Virtual Public Meeting

A virtual public meeting was hosted on October 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Online Survey

An online visioning survey was available from October 22 to November 8, 2020. Download the survey feedback summary.

The final design for the park improvement plan and Family Zone was developed and refined using community feedback. The improvements will include:

Image of the park improvement plan with 8 key features.

Park Improvement Plan Features:

  1. Flexible Play Lawn: natural turf open field intended for drop-in games, picnicking or fitness
  2. Covered Dug Out: small shade structure intended to provide shelter for spectators adjacent to the existing senior soccer field
  3. Backstop Fence: new fence intended to prevent balls from the existing senior soccer field travelling outside the limits of the play area
  4. Buffer Planting: coniferous tree planting to buffer between proposed amenities and neighbouring residential properties.
  5. Outdoor Fitness Equipment: exercise equipment stations located around a paved exercise loop trail
  6. Exercise Loop with Pavement Marking: circuit pathway with painted lanes and indication of distance intended for walking, running, scooter or learn to bike
  7. Shade Structure with Ping Pong Terrace: small concrete paved gathering area set amongst new tree planting. Paved terrace with ping pong table and steel frame pavilion to shade for picnic table seating
  8. Informal Seating Area Under Tree Shade: small gathering area with stone block seating under the shade of new tree planting

Rendering of the new playground including swings, a senior play structure, junior play structure, a spinner toy and a seesaw.

Playground features:

  • Steel frame swing set with two swings
  • Steel frame senior play structure (five to 12 years)
    • Corkscrew slide (six-foot height)
    • Treehouse themed shade roof
    • Animal tracks interpretive play panel
    • Faux wood plank ladder
    • Faux rock feature with den and climbing wall
    • High wire net
    • Accessible transfer station
  • Steel frame junior play structure: (two to five years)
    • Double slide (three-foot height)
    • Rain sound panel toy
    • Mushroom stepper faux wood grain panels with handrail
    • Treehouse themed shade roof
    • Pretend play counter
    • Accessible transfer station
  • One spinner seat toy
  • One seesaw toy

Rendering of the new splash pad that includes a sea turtle play feature, daisy post play feature, spray jets and an on/off sensor.

Splash Pad Features:

  • Sea turtle with buckets
  • Daisy post
  • Four water-arch spray jets
  • Four vertical jet sprays
  • One sensor on a small stand that users can touch to turn the water features on

Dieppe Park is located on Cosburn Avenue just east of Greenwood Avenue. The three-hectare park has an outdoor artificial ice rink and skate trail, a lit ball diamond, a multipurpose sports field, a Family Play Zone, which includes a children’s playground and a splash pad, and a parking lot.

The Family Play Zone, including the playground and splash pad, are being updated. In addition to these updates, the City is creating a Dieppe Park Improvement Plan to guide longer-term park improvements. This plan will identify and prioritize future park improvement projects to undertake as funding becomes available.

We need input from park, playground and splash pad users and community members to help design the new Dieppe Park Family Zone and the longer-term Park Improvement Plan.

Project Scope

What is in the project scope:

  • Improvements to the Family Play zone, including the Splash Pad and Playground (Image 1)
  • Improvements to spaces around sports facilities and the potential inclusion of multi-seasonal programming (Image 2)
  • Circulation and pathways through the park
  • The potential creation, location and design of a new fitness zone

While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact Sam Bietenholz at 437-226-5299.

A satellite aerial view of Dieppe Park, with a yellow line outlining the family play zone.
Image 1: Family Play Zone outlined in yellow
A satellite aerial view of Dieppe Park, with a yellow line outlining the areas to be improved by the project.
Image 2: Park areas for improvement outlined in yellow

What is not in the project scope:

  • Major updates related to sports fields such as field resurfacing and expansion, removal, or relocation.
  • Major updates related to existing buildings, including changing the location of the buildings or their renovation.
    • While sports fields and existing buildings in the park are not within the scope of the Dieppe Park Improvement Plan, they are part of a City wide State of Good Repair Program. They will be assessed and if required they will be improved in the future as part of the City’s State of Good Repair program.
  • A Dog Off-Leash Area.
    • A suitable location for a Dog Off-Leash Area in the community is being explored. Sites are being assessed based on City’s Off-leash Policy.

Operational Issues:

  • Changes to facility access and maintenance will not be included in this project, but are currently being reviewed by Parks Operations staff to determine what actions or service improvements should be taken. Examples of operational issues include:
    • Maintenance and operating hours of the park’s washrooms
    • Maintenance of the existing sport facilities including the rink, skate trail, baseball diamond, and soccer field
    • Maintenance of the parking lot
    • Park lighting
    • Cleanliness throughout the park

To report an operational issue please contact park supervisor Tim Orichefsky at