The City is improving Matty Eckler Playground. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come.

  • Fall to Winter 2022: Community engagement (online survey)
  • Winter 2022 to Spring 2023: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Summer to Fall 2023: Construction starts
  • Fall 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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Matty Eckler Playground is located at 953 Gerrard St. E., at the intersection of Pape Avenue and Gerrard Street East, east of Matty Eckler Community Recreation Centre.

The playground currently includes:

  • One swing set with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five and up
  • A medium-sized slide and climbing structure
  • A junior climbing structure and small slide
  • A teeter-totter
  • Sand under all play areas

The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The redesigned playground is proposed to include:

  • Playground equipment for ages two to 12
  • Additional seating
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connecting to the playground area. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This will not include any new water or lighting features or improvements to other areas of the park.