Review the most recent survey results in the Project Updates section.

The City is improving the playground in Rosebank Park. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come!

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

The timeline is subject to change.

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June 2022

Online Survey

From June 6 to June 20, 2022, feedback on multiple playground 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, and on this web page. The survey received a total of 468 responses.

The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design. The final design will be available on this page in fall, 2022.

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design A highest (46 per cent) followed by Playground Design B (30 per cent) and Playground Design C (24 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the five most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • climbing structures
    • the senior play structure for ages five to 12
    • the junior play structure for ages two to five
    • belt swings
    • spiral slide
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • play panels
    • stand-alone toys (i.e., spring toys, teeter totter, tire climber)
    • straight slide
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • climbing structures
    • stand-alone toys (e.g., spring toys, spinning toys, talk tubes, etc.)
    • group/accessible swing
  • For seating around the playground:
    • 77 per cent of respondents like shaded picnic tables
    • 76 per cent of respondents like benches
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours, like yellow, orange, and purple (62 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (28 per cent).
  • The preferred ground cover for the playground is wood chips (35 per cent).
  • A number of participants noted the wish for a splash pad.
Playground Options

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

Playground Design A

Playground Design A for the Rosebank Park Playground improvements, looking to the south from the north. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a play panel, large, senior play structure, a large, junior play structure with an accessible ramp and teeter totter, spring toy, two belt swings, two tot swings, and one accessible basket swing.

Design A includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
    • One ‘basket’ swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One double slide
    • Four climbing options
    • One curvy climbing pole
    • One wheel panel
    • Accessible ramp leading into the play structure
    • Large, accessible teeter totter
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • Two straight slides
    • One spiral slide
    • Five climbing options
    • One sliding pole
    • Multiple play panels
  • One large accessible play panel
  • One bee teeter totter
Playground Design B

Playground Design B for the Rosebank Park Playground improvements, looking to the south from the north. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a play panel, standalone climber, a large, combined junior and senior play structure with accessible ramp and teeter totter, two tire climbers, two tot swings, two belt swings, and one accessible swing.

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • Two toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
  • Combined junior/senior play structure for ages two to 12 with:
    • Five climbing options
    • One curvy climbing pole
    • One wheel panel
    • Two games panels
    • Two large straight slides
    • Three small slides
    • Four climbing options
    • Large accessible ramp connecting the entire play structure
    • Large accessible teeter totter connected to the large play structure
  • One vehicle toy
  • Two tire toys
  • One large play panel feature
Playground Design C

Playground Design C for the Rosebank Park Playground improvements, looking to the south from the north. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a junior play structure, teeter totter, one accessible swing, one tot swing, two belt swings, one accessible basket swing, a senior play structure, and a spring toy.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
    • One basket swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One double slide
    • Three climbing options
    • One play panel
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • Two slides
    • Monkey bars
    • Spinner
    • Five climbing options
    • One accessible ramp leading into the play structure
    • Multiple play panels
  • Two spring toys

Rosebank Park Playground is located at Rosebank Drive and Progress Avenue.

The playground currently includes:

  • One swing set with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five and up
  • One large slide and one small slide
  • Combined junior and senior climbing structure with accessible ramp
  • Two teeter-totters
  • 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
  • Water bottle filling station
  • 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.