The City is updating the playground in Humberline 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.

Humberline Park is a 3.1-hectare park located near Finch Avenue West and Highway 427. The park includes a playground basketball court and a path that leads down into the Humber Arboretum. The playground is located on the south side of Humberline Drive between Viewcrest Circle and Woodlot Crescent.

A satellite image of the park, with the approximate area of the playground's location circled.
The current layout of Humberline 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 connecting the washroom building to the playground.

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

: An aerial overview of Humberline Park. The proposed improvements include a new accessible asphalt walkway connecting the washroom building 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
  • An accessible walkway connection from the washroom building

There are three equipment design options for the Humberline 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:

  • 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 three large slides and multiple large climbing features.
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • One swing for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • A spinning seat (shown as red)
  • A tall character spinning wheel (shown as a red wheel on a blue pole)
  • Accessible play walls (shown as blue poles with yellow panels)
Image shows a rendering of Equipment Design Option #1, which includes two play structures: one for kids from 2-5 years with two small slides and small climbing feature, and one for kids from 5 to 12 years old, with three large slide and multiple large climbing features. The option also includes a separate swing structure, including one accessible swing. Other elements of the playground include a spinning seat, a tall character spinning wheel (shown as a red wheel on a blue pole), and accessible play walls (shown as blue poles with yellow panels).
Equipment Design Option 1
Image shows an alternate rendering of Equipment Design Option #1, which includes two play structures: one for kids from 2-5 years with two small slides and small climbing feature, and one for kids from 5 to 12 years old, with three large slide and multiple large climbing features. The option also includes a separate swing structure, including one accessible swing. Other elements of the playground include a spinning seat, a tall character spinning wheel (shown as a red wheel on a blue pole), and accessible play walls (shown as blue poles with yellow panels).
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 one large slide and multiple large climbing features with a rock wall.
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • One swing for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • A bouncing/ spring character (shown as a yellow motorcycle)
  • A small character spinning seat(shown in black with a handle)
  • Accessible play walls (shown as black poles with a yellow panel)
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 bouncing/spring character (shown as a yellow motorcycle), a small character spinning seat (shown in black with a handle) and accessible play walls (shown as black poles with yellow panels).
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 bouncing/spring character (shown as a yellow motorcycle), a small character spinning seat (shown in black with a handle) and accessible play walls (shown as black poles with yellow panels).
Equipment Design Option 2 – alternate

Option 3

Option 3 includes:

  • One large play structure with four slides and equipment for kids from two to 12 years old
  • 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
  • Accessible play walls (shown as yellow poles with a green panel)
Image shows a rendering of Equipment Design Option #3, which includes one large play structure with 4 slides and equipment for kids from 2 to 12 years old. The option also includes a separate 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. The option also includes accessible play walls (shown as yellow poles with a green panel).
Equipment Design Option 3
Image shows an alternate rendering of Equipment Design Option #3, which includes one large play structure with 4 slides and equipment for kids from 2 to 12 years old. The option also includes a separate 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. The option also includes accessible play walls (shown as yellow poles with a green panel).
Equipment Design Option 3 – alternate

October 22, 2020

Online Survey

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

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