The City is improving the playground in Smythe 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.

  • Fall 2024: Community engagement (online survey)
  • Winter 2024/2025: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Spring 2025: Construction starts
  • Summer 2025: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Online Survey

Fall 2024

An online survey will be posted on this page in the fall. 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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Smythe Park Playground is located near the outdoor pool.

The playground currently includes:

  • two swing sets with:
    • four swings for ages two to five
    • four swings for ages five and up
  • one small play structure with three slides for ages two to five
  • one large play structure with four slides for ages five to 12
  • 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
  • new engineered wood fiber surfacing
  • new seating

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.