The City is improving the playground in Hillside Park as part of an ongoing program to enhance playgrounds and play spaces across the city so that everyone can experience the joys and benefits of play for years to come.

Community engagement (online survey)
September 2024 – Upcoming 

Detailed design and hire a construction team
October 2024 to May 2025 – Upcoming 

Fall 2025 – Upcoming 

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 options. The design team will use this community feedback to develop the final playground design.

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

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Hillside Park Playground is in the centre of the park.

The playground currently includes:

  • two swing sets with:
    • two swings for ages two to five
    • two swings for ages five and up
  • a large slide
  • a small slide
  • a large rope climber
  • a spring toy
  • 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
  • engineered wood fibre surfacing
  • upgraded seating
  • an accessible pathway from the sidewalk to the playground area

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

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