The City is improving the playground in McNicoll 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.

  • October 2024: Community engagement (online survey)
  • November 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

October 2024

An online survey will be posted on this page in October. 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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McNicoll Park Playground is in the northwest area of the park, north of the field and south of the splash pad.

The playground currently includes:

  • two swing sets with:
    • four swings for ages two to five
    • four swings for ages five and up
  • a small sized slide with three climbing options
  • a large spiral slide
  • a junior play structure with:
    • a small curved slide
    • three climbing options
    • two play panels
    • one talk tube set
  • a senior play structure with:
    • one large covered slide
    • five climbing options
    • one overhead climbing option
  • one sand table
  • 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
  • upgraded 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.

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.