The City is planning improvements to the playground in Don Russell Memorial 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!
The timeline is subject to change.
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 new accessible pathway connecting the playground and wading pool to Birmingham Street and additional seating with shade was also added to the design.
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Feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey from September 15 to September 29, 2021. The survey received a total of 128 responses, which included input from 420 participants of various ages.
Download the full survey summary report for more information.
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Don Russell Memorial Park is located at 290 Birmingham St, west of Kipling Avenue and north of Lake Shore Boulevard West. The playground is located at the south end of the park.
The playground currently includes:
The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The redesigned playground is proposed to include:
Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This project will not include improvements to other areas of the park.