The City is improving the playground and adding a new fitness area in Clarinda Park. The new fitness area will include outdoor fitness equipment, such as pull-up bars and step benches, with instruction panels at each station to accommodate adults with different fitness levels. The playground improvements are part of an ongoing program to enhance playgrounds and play spaces across the city.


  • September 2024: Community engagement (online survey)
  • October 2024 to June 2025: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Fall 2025: Construction starts
  • Late Fall 2025: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Online Survey

September 2024

An online survey will be posted on this page in September. The survey will ask for your feedback and preferences on playground and fitness options. The design team will use this community feedback to develop the final playground and fitness area design.

The results of the survey will also be shared on this page.

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The playground and fitness area will be designed using community feedback.


The playground is located at the centre of the park, near the entrance at Clarinda Drive.

The playground currently includes:

  • two swing sets with:
    • two swings for ages two to five
    • two swings for ages five and up
  • a medium-sized spiral slide
  • a combined junior and senior climbing structure with:
    • one small sized slide
    • one medium-sized covered slide
    • two overhead climbing options
    • one tunnel
    • one bridge
    • six climbing options
    • two play panels
  • sand under all play areas

The playground will be redesigned using community feedback and is proposed to include:

  • playground equipment for ages five to 12
  • improved seating
  • engineered wood fibre surfacing

The play equipment and pathway connecting to the playground area will comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Learn moreĀ aboutĀ how playgrounds are made accessible.

Fitness Area

The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan helps guide future investments and outdoor fitness areas across the city.

The location of the fitness area in Clarinda Park is to be determined.