Review the most recent survey results for this project.

The City is planning improvements to the playground in Havendale Park as part of an enhancement project to modernize the existing playground with new equipment, seating and pathways to increase accessibility!

Project Timeline

  • 2020: Design development and community engagement
  • Summer 2021: Construction

The timeline is subject to change.

Havendale Park is a 2-hectare park located at 5 Belgreen Ave., near Kennedy Road and Finch Avenue East. The park features a ball diamond and a children’s playground. The existing playground within the park will be enhanced with the following improvements:

  • New playground equipment
  • New pathway connections
  • Additional seating

The existing playground will be relocated to the south-west corner of the park, adjacent to Belgreen Avenue in order to improve visibility and accessibility to the playground. The project is in the design phase which will be developed through consultation with the community.

Playground Design Options

Option 1

The site plan for option 1 involves relocating the existing playground closer to Belgreen Avenue, an asphalt connection from the sidewalk and seating and patio sets, including tables and a shade umbrella. This option would have a square footprint of playground safety surfacing and includes:

  • One junior play structure with a double slide (Ages two to five)
  • One senior play structure with two straight slides (Ages five to 12)
  • A climbing structure with Monkey Bars
  • A spin toy
  • A spring toy
  • A swing set with:
    • One accessible swing seat
    • One toddler swing
    • Two belt swings

A rendering of the playground for option 1, which includes one junior play structure with a double slide, one senior play structure with two straight slides, a climbing structure with monkey bars, a spin toy, a spring toy and a swing set. The playground sits on top of wood-chip safety surfacing and all equipment is pictured in green with black and silver accents.

A site plan for the option 1 improvements to Havendale Park. The image provides an overview of the scope of work, including the relocation of the existing playground closer to Belgreen Avenue, an asphalt connection from the sidewalk, seating and patio sets, including tables and a shade umbrella. The proposed playground area has a square footprint of safety surfacing and includes a concrete playground border and open green space surrounding this border.

Option 2

The site plan for option 2 involves relocating the existing playground closer to Belgreen Avenue, an asphalt connection from the sidewalk and bench seating. This option would have an oval footprint of playground safety surfacing and includes:

  • One junior play structure with a double slide (Ages two to five)
  • One senior play structure with a straight slide (Ages five to 12)
  • A rope-based climbing structure
  • A spin toy
  • A spring toy
  • A swing set with:
    • One accessible swing seat
    • One toddler swing
    • Two belt swings

A rendering of the playground for option 2, which includes one junior play structure with a double slide, one senior play structure with a straight slide, a rope-based climbing structure, a spin toy, a spring toy and a swing set. The playground sits on top of wood-chip safety surfacing and all equipment is pictured in orange and purple, with blue and dark grey accents.

A site plan for the option 2 improvements to Havendale Park. The image provides an overview of the scope of work, including the relocation of the existing playground closer to Belgreen Avenue, an asphalt connection from the sidewalk, and bench seating. The proposed playground area has an oval footprint of safety surfacing and includes a concrete playground ramp and seat wall. Open green space surrounds the playground.

March 2021

Online Survey

Feedback on the proposed design options was collected in an online survey from February 5 to March 7, 2021. The survey received a total of 251 responses, which included feedback from 680 individuals.

  • 21% of respondents preferred playground option 1
  • 73% of respondents preferred playground option 2
  • 6% of respondents indicated no preference
  • 61% of respondents preferred a bright colour scheme for the new playground

Download the full survey summary report for more information.

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