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

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

  • April to May 2022: Community engagement (online survey)
  • May to July 2022: Detailed design
  • July to August 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Fall 2022: Construction starts
  • Winter 2022: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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July 2022

Online Survey

Feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey from June 27 to July 17, 2022. 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 web page. The survey received a total of 196 responses, which included feedback from 283 participants of various ages.

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

Key Feedback Highlights

When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design B highest (56 per cent) followed by Playground Design C (25 per cent) and Playground Design A (20 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
    • Belt swings
    • The junior play structure for ages two to five
    • Merry-go-all or group spinning toy
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • Stand-up spinner toys
    • Sitting spinner toys
    • Play panels
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • Climbing structures
    • Merry-go-all or group spinning toy
    • Belt swings
  • For seating around the playground:
    • 82 per cent of respondents like seatwalls
    • 81 per cent of respondents like benches
    • 53 per cent of respondents like picnic tables
  • 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 (27 per cent).
Playground Options

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

Playground Design A

Aerial rendered view of Playground Design A for the St. Lucie Park Playground improvements looking from northeast to southwest. A new swingset with two belt swings, a toddler swing and one accessible swing next to a new senior play structure with a large wavy slide and five climbing options. A spring toy is between the senior and junior play structures. One junior play structure with a double slide and two climbing options. Primary colour for the equipment is purple.

Design A includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • One double wavy slide
    • One large wavy slide
    • Five climbing options
    • One balance beam
    • Two overhead climbers
    • Three play panels
    • One play counter
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One double slide
    • Two climbing options
    • Two play panels
    • One play counter
    • One two seater spring toy
  • One spring toy
  • One balance spring board
  • One stand-up spinner toy
Playground Design B

Aerial rendered view of Playground Design B for the St. Lucie Park Playground improvements looking from northeast to southwest. A new swingset with two belt swings, a toddler swing and one accessible swing next to a new junior play structure with a double slide and three climbing options. One senior play structure with two large curved slides slide and four climbing options. Primary colour for the equipment is green.

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • One curved slide
    • Two large curved slides
    • Four climbing options
    • Five balance stepping pods
    • Five horizontal climbers
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One double slide
    • Three climbing options
  • One spring toy
  • Two play panels
  • One medium-sized climbing structure with three overhead climbers
  • One stand-up spinner toy
Playground Design C

Aerial rendered view of Playground Design C for the St. Lucie Park Playground improvements looking from west to east. A new swingset with two belt swings, a toddler swing and one accessible swing next to a new junior play structure with a wavy slide and three climbing options. On the south side of the park is one senior play structure with one double slide, one wavy slide, one large curved slide and four climbing options. Primary colour for the equipment is purple.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
  • Two belt swings
  • One toddler swing
  • One accessible swing
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • One double slide
    • One wavy slide
    • One large curved slide
    • Four climbing options
    • One play counter
    • One wheel panel
    • One play panel
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One wavy slide
    • One straight slide
    • Three climbing options
    • One wheel panel
  • One spring toy
  • One chair spinner toy

St. Lucie Park is located at 3300 Weston Rd, just south of Finch Avenue and Weston Road. The playground is located in the southeast area of the park, along Weston Road.

The playground currently includes:

  • One swing set with:
    • two swings for ages two to five
    • two swings for ages five and up
  • One large standalone spiral slide
  • A combined junior and senior play structure with:
    • three climbing options
    • one junior angled slide
    • one senior double slide
  • A climbing structure with:
    • two chin-up bars
    • two overhead climbers
    • parallel bars
  • One teeter-totter
  • One imaginative play vehicle
  • Sand under all play areas

The playground and area adjacent to the playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The improvements are proposed to include:

  • Playground equipment for ages two to 12
  • New seating
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connecting to the playground area
  • Adult outdoor fitness equipment located in the park
    Improvements will not include any new water or lighting features, and are dependent on budget.