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

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

Project Timeline

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

The timeline is subject to change.

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May 2022

Online Survey

From May 8 to May 21, 2022, feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey. The survey was promoted through paid social media ads, the local Councillor’s office, on-site signage, and on this page. The survey received a total of 344 complete responses.

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

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Design B and Design C highest (38 per cent) followed by Design A (23 per cent)
  • Respondents shared that the four most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • the junior play structure for ages two to five (47 per cent)
    • the senior play structure for agrees five to 12 (42 per cent)
    • climbing structures (41 per cent)
    • toddler swings (32 per cent)
  • Respondents shared that the four least important playground features to include in the improved playground are:
    • stand-up spinner toys (44 per cent)
    • stand-alone toys (e.q. spring toys) (43 per cent)
    • play panels (36 per cent)
    • double slide (21 per cent)
  • If budget permits, the four features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • climbing structures (51 per cent)
    • toddler swings (26 per cent)
    • the junior play structure for ages two to five (25 per cent)
    • the senior play structure for ages five to 12 (25 per cent)
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours, like yellow, orange and purple (53 per cent) over earthy colours, like green, brown and grey (33 per cent). No colour preference was noted by 14 per cent of respondents
  • The preferred type of ground cover for the new playground was wood chips (62 per cent), over sand (22 per cent) and rubber (22 per cent). No preference was noted by 8 per cent of respondents
Playground Options

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

Playground Design Option A

A rendering of concept A. There is a set of swings, climbing equipment including monkey bars, and multiple slides.

Design A includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • two belt swings
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one double slide
    • two climbing options
    • two play panels
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • one straight slide
    • three climbing options
    • one play panel
    • two monkey bar/rings options
    • one sliding pole, monkey lean-out seat and arched bridge
Playground Design Option B

A rendering of concept B. There is climbing equipment including monkey bars, and a play structure.

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • two belt swings
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible swing
    • one group swing
  • One combined play structure for ages two to 12 with:
    • one straight slide
    • three climbing options
    • one play panel
    • one wheel panel
  • One climbing structure with:
    • monkey bars
    • trapeze bridge
    • two rotators
    • two stepping blocks with saucers
Playground Design Option C

A rendering of concept C. There is a set of swings, climbing equipment including stand-alone spring toys, and multiple slides.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • two belt swings
    • one toddler swings
    • one accessible swing
    • one group swing
  • One combined play structure for ages two to 12 with:
    • two straight slides
    • one curvy slide
    • two climbing options
    • two play panels
  • Two spring toys
  • One stand-up spinner toy
  • One teeter totter

S.A.D.R.A. Park Playground is located at 56 Silverthorn Ave., at the north end of Cloverdale Road, in Etobicoke York.

The playground currently includes:

  • Two swing sets with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages six to 12
  • A see-saw
  • A combined junior and senior play structure
  • Climbing structure
  • Sandbox
  • 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.