The final playground design is posted in the Project Updates section.

The City is introducing an outdoor fitness circuit to Donalda Park! The park will be enhanced with new fitness equipment and a multi-use trail to improve accessibility.

Project Timeline

  • Winter 2020 to Spring 2021: Design development and community engagement
  • Summer 2021: Construction

The timeline is subject to change.

Donalda Park is a 2-hectare park located along Donalda Crescent, near Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue East. The park features a large open lawn area and a large wooded area at the south of the park with mature trees and plants. The open lawn area within the park will be enhanced with the following improvements:

  • A new multi-use asphalt trail to improve access to the park
  • New outdoor fitness equipment
  • Additional seating

The existing trees, planting beds and memorial benches will be preserved. The project is in the design phase which will be developed through consultation with the community.

Fitness Equipment Options

There are two fitness equipment layout options for the fitness circuit. All trees, planting beds and memorial benches will be preserved.

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 Samar Zarifa at 416-988-0961 or Samar.Zarifa@toronto.ca.

Concept 1

An image of the design plan for the option 1 fitness circuit for Donalda Park. This option feature an asphalt trail loop in the open lawn area of the park, and additional seating. The asphalt multi-use trail is an organic shape in the open lawn area of the park. The plan also includes two separate outdoor fitness stations with Engineered Wood Fibre surface and a bench on a concrete pad. The image also illustrates the existing plantings and trees in the park and surrounding wooded area. The image includes renderings of the proposed fitness equipment, which includes parallel bars, pull-up bars and push up bar.

Option 1 features:

  • Organic shaped asphalt multi-use trail in the open lawn area of the park
  • Two separated outdoor fitness stations with Engineered Wood Fibre surface
  • Multiple seating along the path (e.g. benches)
  • Connection to trail in the woodlot
  • Fitness equipment including parallel bars, pull-up bars and push up bar

Concept 2

An image of the design plan for the option 2 fitness circuit for Donalda Park. This option feature an asphalt trail loop in the open lawn area of the park, and additional seating. The asphalt multi-use trail is an square shape in the open lawn area of the park. The plan also includes one large outdoor fitness station with Engineered Wood Fibre surface and multiple seating along the path. The image also illustrates the existing plantings and trees in the park and surrounding wooded area. The image includes renderings of the proposed fitness equipment, which includes parallel bars, pull-up bars, step benches, monkey bars and push up bars.

Option 2 features:

  • Squared shaped asphalt multi-use trail in the open lawn area of the park
  • One large outdoor fitness station with Engineered Wood Fibre surface
  • Multiple seating along the path
  • Connection to trail in the woodlot
  • Fitness equipment including parallel bars, pull-up bars, step benches, monkey bars and push up bars

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 Samar Zarifa at 416-988-0961 or Samar.Zarifa@toronto.ca.

June 2021

Final Playground Design

The playground design was finalized using feedback collected from the community in an online survey conducted in February/March 2021. The final design includes:

  • A combination of the layouts and fitness equipment provided in the designs shown in Option 1 and Option 2
  • Engineered cedar fibre safety surfacing
  • Addition of native trees

Download the final playground design.

February 5 to March 7, 2021

Online Survey

An online survey was conducted to gather feedback on the fitness equipment options and other park features. The survey results will help inform the next steps for the design of the fitness equipment. including playground features and amenities.

Download a summary of the survey results.

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