The splash pad in Pelmo Park is being improved using feedback from the community!

Project Timeline

  • January to March 2022: Community engagement (online surveys)
  • Spring 2022: Detailed design and hire construction team
  • Fall 2022: Construction starts
  • Spring 2023: Construction complete, splash pad opens

The timeline is subject to change.

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May 2022

Online Survey

From May 16 to May 29, 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 297 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 A highest (50 per cent) followed by Splash Pad Design B (38 per cent) and Splash Pad Design C (13 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
    • hoop/arch tunnel water spray
    • 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
    • hoop/arch tunnel water spray
    • water bucket dumping upright features
  • For seating around the splash pad:
    • 50 per cent of respondents like concrete seatwall with bench tops
    • 35 per cent of respondents like picnic tables
    • 31 per cent of the respondents like benches
    • 30 per cent of respondents like seatwall (large stones)
    • 24 per cent of respondents like Muskoka chairs
    • 13 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 (64 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (26 per cent).
Splash Pad Options

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

Splash Pad Option A

A rendering of Splash Pad Design A, with numbered labels indicating the location of various features. From the lower-left to upper-right, it includes an a bull frog tunnel spray, a spider spray, a cat tail spray, three water jet features, a serpent spray, two water tunnel spray features and a flower spray. Red chairs surrounding either side of the splash pad area.

Option A includes:

  • Water features as numbered in the image:
    1. a bull frog tunnel spray (upright water feature)
    2. a spider spray feature (low-level spray for toddlers)
    3. a cat tail spray (upright water feature)
    4. three water jet features
    5. a serpent spray (upright water feature)
    6. two water tunnel spray features (low-level spray for toddlers)
    7. a flower spray (upright water feature)
  • Organic wetland theme design splash pad
Splash Pad Option B

A rendering of Splash Pad Design B, with numbered labels indicating the location of various features. From the lower-left to upper-right, it includes a three bucket dumping water feature, three sidewinders, a double leaf spray, four wall sprays, a spray hoop, a single leaf spray, a spider spray and two direction sprays. A shade structure is shown with a red roof.

Option B includes:

  • Water features as numbered in the image:
    1. a three-bucket dumping water feature (upright water feature)
    2. three sidewinder sprays
    3. a double leaf spray(upright water feature)
    4. four wall sprays
    5. a spray hoop (upright water feature)
    6. a single leaf spray (upright water feature)
    7. a spider spray (low-level spray for toddlers)
    8. two direction sprays
  • A traditional design with leaf theme
Splash Pad Option C

A rendering of Splash Pad Design C, with numbered labels indicating the location of various features. From the lower-left to upper-right, it includes an upright spray feature, a three wall spray, a spider spray, a curved upright spray, an upright waterfall spray, a sidewinder spray, an arch spray and a rooster tail spray. A shade structure is shown with a red roof.

Option C includes:

  • Water features as numbered in the image:
    1. a curved upright spray, medium size (upright water feature)
    2. three wall sprays
    3. a spider spray (low-level sprays for toddlers)
    4. curved upright side spray, tall size (upright water feature)
    5. curved upright waterfall spray, tall size (upright water feature)
    6. a sidewinder spray
    7. arch spray (upright water feature)
    8. a rooster tail spray (low-level sprays for toddlers)
  • A modern/urban design themed splash pad

Pelmo Park is a 4.9 hectare park located at 171 Pellatt Ave., in Etobicoke. The City is upgrading the existing splash pad and will be engaging the community to develop the new design. The new splash pad will be larger in size and replace the existing splash pad in roughly the same location near the existing playground. 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 improvements to the existing splash pad and will not include improvements to other areas of the park.