Maple Leaf Park is getting a new splash pad that will be designed using feedback from the community!

Project Timeline

  • November 2021: Hire a design team
  • November to December 2021: Design development
  • January to March 2022: Detailed design and community engagement (online surveys)
  • Spring 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Fall 2022: Construction starts
  • Winter 2022/2023: Construction complete, splash pad opens

The timeline is subject to change.

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May 2022

Online Survey

From May 23 to June 5, 2022, feedback on multiple splash pad design options was collected in an online survey. The survey was promoted through paid social media ads, outreach to nearby schools, the local Councillor’s office, on-site signage, postcards and on this page. The survey received a total of 833 responses.

The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design. The final design will be available on this page in summer.

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their splash pad design preference, respondents ranked Splash Pad Design C highest (41 per cent) followed by Splash Pad Design A (32 per cent) and Splash Pad Design B (27 per cent)
  • Respondents shared that the three most important features to include in the new splash pad are:
    • tall in-ground water jets with multiple sprays
    • tree themed water features
    • water bucket dumping upright features
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new splash pad are:
    • tall in-ground water jets
    • in-ground water jets with direction sprays
    • water sprays in a low wall
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved splash pad are:
    • tall in-ground water jets with multiple sprays
    • tree themed water features
    • water bucket dumping upright features
  • For seating around the splash pad:
    • 41 per cent of respondents like concrete seatwall with bench tops
    • 35 per cent of respondents like Muskoka chairs
    • 31 per cent of respondents like seatwall (large stones)
    • 30 per cent of the respondents like benches
    • 26 per cent of respondents like picnic tables
    • 9 per cent of respondents like permanent umbrellas with tables
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new Splash Pad was bright colours, like yellow, orange, and purple (56 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (31 per cent)
Splash Pad Options

All three designs are accessible, have the same amount of water features and cost the same amount.

Splash Pad Design A: Layout Plan

A layout plan for Splash Pad Design A, with numbered labels indicating the location of various features. From the left to right, it includes a new path, new benches, fixed umbrella with seating (beside splash pad), the splash pad (at the centre, circular in shape), new path connecting the splash pad and playground and the playground, which is located just right of the splash pad.

  1. New playground
  2. New splash pad
  3. Fixed umbrella with seating
  4. New benches
  5. New path connecting playground and splash pad
  6. New path

Option A includes:

  • A tree theme design splash pad
  • Upright water features features, including:
    • two oak tree water features
    • three pine tree water features
  • Four water jet features
  • Six spray features
Splash Pad Design B: Layout Plan

A layout plan for Splash Pad Design B, with numbered labels indicating the location of various features. From the left to right, it includes a new path, Muskoka chairs, seatwalls with benchtops, the splash pad (in the centre), seating and shade structure. Muskoka chairs are on either side of the splash pad and the existing playground in the park is just right of the splash pad.

  1. Existing playground
  2. New splash pad
  3. Seating and shade structure
  4. Seatwalls with benchtops
  5. New path
  6. Muskoka chairs

Option B includes:

  • A modern/urban design themed splash pad
  • Upright water features, including:
    • curved upright spray (medium size)
    • curved upright with fountain spray (medium size)
    • curved upright side spray (tall size)
    • curved upright waterfall spray (tall size)
    • arch spray
    • Water dumping bucket feature
  • Five water jet features
  • Five spray features
Splash Pad Design C: Layout Plan

A layout plan for Splash Pad Design C, with numbered labels indicating the location of various features. From the left to right, it includes a new path connection, fixed umbrella with seating, new benches, new splash pad, new path connection and a path connecting the existing playground to the splash pad.

  1. Existing playground
  2. New splash pad
  3. Fixed umbrella with seating
  4. New benches
  5. New path connecting playground and splash pad
  6. New path connection

Option C includes:

  • A wetland theme design splash pad
  • Upright water features, including:
    • a flower spray
    • a single leaf spray
    • two cattail sprays
    • a serpent spray
    • a frog shaped hoop spray
  • Four wall sprays
  • Eleven water jet sprays
  • Five spray features

Maple Leaf Park is a 5 hectare park located at 320 Culford Rd., in Etobicoke. The City is adding a new splash pad east of the existing playground in the park and will be engaging the community to develop the design. The splash pad is proposed to include:

  • Water jets and play elements that spray water
  • Various water play activities for children of all ages
  • Water activator push buttons

This project will only include the addition of a new splash pad and will not include improvements to other areas of the park.