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

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  • May 2024: Community engagement (online survey)
  • June 2024 to July 2024: Design development and hire a construction team
  • August 2024: Construction starts
  • November 2024: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

July 2024

Final Playground Design

Image shows the final design for the new Broadlands Park Playground, which has been refined based on community feedback. It will have bright colors of orange, purple and green as preferred by the majority of the community. Visitors will enjoy the two-and-a-half bay swing set at one end of the playground. As the visitors move to the other end, they will enjoy a camelback climber, a play panel, a spiderweb climber, a junior play structure for ages two to five, a spring toy, a skateboard rider, a senior play structure for ages five to twelve, and a bowl spinner.

The final playground design and layout were determined using feedback from the community. The new playground will be accessible and will include the following features:

  • A swing set with two belt swings, two toddler swings, and one accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with one double slide, two climbing options, one play panel and one wheel panel
  • One senior play structure for agres five to 12 with one curvy slide, six climbing options, series of monkey bars, one circular climber
  • One camelback climber
  • One spiderweb climber
  • One skateboard rider
  • One play panel
  • One spring toy
  • One bowl spinner

June 2024

Online Survey

From May 31 to June 23, 2024, 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 345 responses.

The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design. The final design will be available on this page in late Summer 2024.

  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design B highest (44 per cent) followed by Playground Design C (32 per cent) and Playground Design A (23 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the three most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • senior play structure for ages five to 12
    • climbing structures
    • junior play structure for ages two to five
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • play panels
    • stand-up spinner toys
    • stand-alone toys (e.g. spring toy, skateboard rider, bouncer)
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours, like yellow, orange, and purple (58 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (28 per cent).
Playground Options

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

Playground Design A

A map view of Playground Design A. From lower left to upper right, the map shows a swing set, a stand-up spinner, a senior play structure, a cluster climber, a space station climber, a spring toy and a junior play structure. The playground includes cedar-based safety surfacing throughout, existing armour stone seat walls along the edges, existing two benches along the south side and a new pathway connecting the existing park pathway to the south side of the playground.

An image of individual equipment renderings of Playground Design A. Clock-wise from lower left, the image shows a senior play structure, a two-and-a-half bay swing set, a space station climber, cluster climber, junior play structure, spring toy, and stand-up spinner.

Design A includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • two belt swings
    • two toddler swings
    • one accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one curvy slide
    • three climbing options
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • one slide
    • six climbing options
    • one play panel
  • One space station climber
  • One cluster climber
  • One stand up spinner
  • One rocket spring toy
Playground Design B

A map view of Playground Design B. From lower left to upper right, the map shows a swing set, a play panel, a camelback climber, a spider net climber, a junior play structure, a skateboard rider, a spring toy, a senior play structure and a spinner. The playground includes cedar-based safety surfacing throughout, existing armour stone seat walls along the edges, existing two benches along the south side and a new pathway connecting the existing park pathway to the south side of the playground.

An image of individual equipment renderings of Playground Design B. Clock-wise from lower left, the image shows a bowl spinner, spring toy, skateboard rider, two-and-a-half bay swing set, camelback climber, spider web climber, junior play structure, senior play structure, and play panel.

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • Two toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One double slide
    • Two climbing options
    • One play panel
    • One wheel panel
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • One curvy slide
    • Six climbing options
    • Series of monkey bars
    • One circular climber
  • One camelback climber
  • One spiderweb climber
  • One skateboard rider
  • One play panels
  • One spring toy
  • One bowl spinner
Playground Design C

A map view of Playground Design C. From lower left to upper right, the map shows a swing set, a bouncer, a senior play structure, two bowl spinners, a junior play structure, a spring toy, and a climber. The playground includes cedar-based safety surfacing throughout, existing armour stone seat walls along the edges, existing two benches along the south side and a new pathway connecting the existing park pathway to the south side of the playground.

An image of individual equipment renderings of Playground Design C. Clock-wise from lower left, the image shows a junior play structure, senior play structure, climber, spring toy, bouncer, bowl spinner, and two-and-a-half bay swing set.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • Two toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One double slide
    • Two climbing options
    • One play panel
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • One spiral slide
    • Four climbing options
    • One play panel
  • One bouncer
  • One climber
  • One spring toy
  • Two bowl spinners

Broadlands Park Playground is located at 19 Castlegrove Blvd. in North York.

The playground currently includes:

  • A swing set with two swings for ages two to five
  • A junior monkey bar
  • Play equipment with circular slide and climbing structure
  • Play equipment with two junior slides and climbing structure
  • Sand under all play areas

The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community

Improvements will only be made in the general playground. This will not include any new water or lighting features or improvements to other areas of the park.