The City is planning improvements to the playground in Old Sheppard Park as part of an enhancement project to modernize the existing playground with new equipment, seating and an accessible pathway.

Project Timeline

  • Summer/Fall 2020: Design and community engagement
  • August 2021: Construction starts
  • Fall 2021: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Old Sheppard Park is a 1.2-hectare park located near Sheppard Avenue East and Highway 404. The existing park playground will be enhanced with the following landscape improvements:

  • Accessible pathway
  • Accessible play surfacing
  • New equipment for ages 2.5 to 14 years
  • Additional accessible seating with sightlines to the playground

January 2021

The results of the survey conducted in October 2020 led to the selection and refinement of the final design concept and selected play equipment for the Old Sheppard Park Playground Enhancement project. Construction is anticipated in start in Spring 2021.

60% of survey respondents preferred the Play Equipment Design Option 2.

The Concept Plan for the Old Sheppard Park improvements which includes wood fibre play surfacing for the playground, a new asphalt pathway leading to the playground, restored swings with new grass, and new benches and an armourstone seatwall.

Playground equipment design option two for Old Sheppard Park includes a senior and junior play structure, AODA compliant transfer platforms, and free standing structures like two game tables, music panel activities and a tot rock climber.

October 2020

Online Survey

The City conducted a survey to gather feedback from the community on the proposed improvements to Old Sheppard Park Playground. The survey was available to complete from September 9 to October 3, 2020. In total, the survey received 289 responses.

Download the full survey summary.

September 2020

Park Pop-Up

The local Councillor held a pop-up in the park on September 18 to gather feedback on community preferences for the playground design. In total 51 residents provided feedback. Images and descriptions of each option can be found in appendix B of the online survey summary.

Pop-up results:

  • 33 participants preferred Option 2
  • 17 participants preferred Option 1
  • 1 participant preferred Option 3

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