The City is updating the playground in Frost Park to provide a safer and more accessible experience for park users.

Project Timeline

  • Summer 2020: Public Consultation
  • Fall 2020: Construction begins

The timeline is subject to change.

Frost Park is a small park located on Kipling Avenue, north of Rexdale Boulevard. The park includes a playground, tree-lined walkways and open space.

A satellite image of the park, with the approximate area of the playground's current location circled.
The current layout of Frost Park.

The playground has reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced. The City is proposing to replace the playground equipment in the same location while adding seating and an accessible walkway to the playground.

The City is proposing a new layout to improve safety and accessibility for playground users.

An aerial overview of Frost Park. The proposed improvements include a new asphalt walkway that connects to the playground, indicated in grey.
The proposed layout for the park improvements.

The new improvements to the park and playground include:

  • two park benches on a concrete pad
  • Junior equipment for ages two to five years
  • Senior equipment for ages five to 12 years
  • Junior swing, senior swing and accessible swing
  • Accessible ramp into the playground
  • Wood chip safety surfacing
  • Partially repaved asphalt walkways widened to 2.1m (seven feet)
  • Minor regrading of areas of the park to improve drainage

October 22, 2020

Online Survey

The online survey to collect feedback from the community on playground equipment design options is closed. Download the survey summary report.

There are three equipment design options for the Frost Park playground. Although the equipment configurations and specific type of play elements vary, all three design options should be considered equal in terms of:

  • Total number of play events
  • Total number of accessible ground and structure elements
  • Accessibility to the play structure.
  • Cost

Option 1

Option 1 includes:

  • One large play structure with four slides and equipment for kids from two to 12 years old.
  • A separate pyramidal climbing structure
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • One swing for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • A tall character spinning wheel (shown as a green wheel on a blue pole)
  • Accessible play walls (shown as blue poles with a green panel)
Image shows a rendering of Equipment Design Option #1, which includes large play structure with four slides and equipment for kids from 2 to 12 years old. The option also a separate pyramidal climbing structure, and a separate swing structure with one swing for ages 2 to 5, two swings for ages 5 to 12, and one accessible swing. Other playground elements include a tall character spinning wheel (shown as a green wheel on a blue pole), and accessible play walls (shown as blue poles with a green panel).
Equipment Design Option 1
Image shows an alternate rendering of Equipment Design Option #1, which includes large play structure with four slides and equipment for kids from 2 to 12 years old. The option also a separate pyramidal climbing structure, and a separate swing structure with one swing for ages 2 to 5, two swings for ages 5 to 12, and one accessible swing. Other playground elements include a tall character spinning wheel (shown as a green wheel on a blue pole), and accessible play walls (shown as blue poles with a green panel).
Equipment Design Option 1 – alternate

Option 2

Option 2 includes:

  • Two play structures:
    • One for kids from two to five years old, with two small slides and small climbing features
    • One for kids from five to 12 years old, with two large slide and multiple large climbing features with rock wall
  • A separate climbing structure
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • One swing for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • A bouncing character (shown as a green plane)
  • A small character spinning seat or standing platform (shown as a grey seat with a tall handle)
Image shows a rendering of Equipment Design Option #2, which includes two play structures: one for kids from 2-5 years with two small slides and small climbing features, and one for kids from 5 to 12 years old, with one large slide and multiple large climbing features with a rock wall. The option also includes a separate swing structure, including one accessible swing, two swings for children ages 5-12, and one for ages 2-5. Other elements of the playground include a separate climbing structure, a bouncing character (shown as a green plane), and a small character spinning seat or standing platform (shown as a grey seat with a tall handle)
Equipment Design Option 2
Image shows an alternate rendering of Equipment Design Option #2, which includes two play structures: one for kids from 2-5 years with two small slides and small climbing features, and one for kids from 5 to 12 years old, with one large slide and multiple large climbing features with a rock wall. The option also includes a separate swing structure, including one accessible swing, two swings for children ages 5-12, and one for ages 2-5. Other elements of the playground include a separate climbing structure, a bouncing character (shown as a green plane), and a small character spinning seat or standing platform (shown as a grey seat with a tall handle)
Equipment Design Option 2 – alternate

Option 3

Option 3 includes:

  • One play structure:
    • One for kids from two to five years old, with two small slides and small climbing features
    • One for kids from five to 12 years old, with one large slide and multiple large climbing features
  • A large separate climbing structure
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • One swing for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • A small spinning structure (shown in green)
  • Accessible play walls (shown as black poles with a blue panel)
Image shows a rendering of Equipment Design Option #3, which includes two play structures: one for kids from 2-5 years with two small slides and small climbing features, and one for kids from 5 to 12 years old, with one large slide and multiple large climbing features. The option also includes a separate swing structure, including one accessible swing, two swings for children ages 5-12, and one for ages 2-5. Other elements of the playground include a separate climbing structure, a small spinning structure (shown in green), and accessible play walls (shown as black poles with a blue panel)
Equipment Design Option 3
Image shows an alternate rendering of Equipment Design Option #3, which includes two play structures: one for kids from 2-5 years with two small slides and small climbing features, and one for kids from 5 to 12 years old, with one large slide and multiple large climbing features. The option also includes a separate swing structure, including one accessible swing, two swings for children ages 5-12, and one for ages 2-5. Other elements of the playground include a separate climbing structure, a small spinning structure (shown in green), and accessible play walls (shown as black poles with a blue panel)
Equipment Design Option 3 – alternate

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