Park Playground Replacements

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Many of the Towns playgrounds no longer meet regulations and are due to be replaced. As a result, the Town of Midland would like feedback from residents as to how they think the Town should approach replacing playgrounds.

Between carry forwards from previous budgets and the 2021 capital budget, the Town has $500,000 to replace various playground equipment.

Staff have recommended the following playgrounds in order of priority:

  • Little Lake Park East Playground
  • Pete Pettersen Park Playground
  • Bayview Park Playground
  • Tiffin Park Playground

Multiple playground vendors were contacted to provide informal proposals for the above playgrounds given our budget. The following pages will show some of the proposed renderings and prices so you have a better idea of what playground equipment costs.

Please keep in mind all colours and themes can be adjusted, these are just preliminary proposals to see what we may be able to afford given the budget. Vendors were asked to consider accessibility as well as both age groups of 18 months-5 years of age, and 5 years-12 years of age. This is why you may see a junior and senior structure in each proposal.

Inclusive Playgrounds

The term inclusive play refers to the usability of the playground by all children, no matter what their physical, social or emotional ability is. In recent years, playgrounds catered exclusively to able-bodied children, aspects catering to physically disabled children have been incorporated in more recent years. The most recent update to this approach is to not only encourage physical play but to include sensory play for children of all physical, social and emotional abilities. Sensory play includes visual, tactile and auditory aspects that allow children of all emotional and social abilities to engage in play and develop new skills while interacting with children of differing abilities if they choose to.

We want to hear from you! Please browse the style and theme proposals for each park below first, and then take our Park Playground Replacement Survey (also available below). The survey closes on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Thank you for your participation. You're helping us build inclusive playgrounds for residents to enjoy for years to come!

Many of the Towns playgrounds no longer meet regulations and are due to be replaced. As a result, the Town of Midland would like feedback from residents as to how they think the Town should approach replacing playgrounds.

Between carry forwards from previous budgets and the 2021 capital budget, the Town has $500,000 to replace various playground equipment.

Staff have recommended the following playgrounds in order of priority:

  • Little Lake Park East Playground
  • Pete Pettersen Park Playground
  • Bayview Park Playground
  • Tiffin Park Playground

Multiple playground vendors were contacted to provide informal proposals for the above playgrounds given our budget. The following pages will show some of the proposed renderings and prices so you have a better idea of what playground equipment costs.

Please keep in mind all colours and themes can be adjusted, these are just preliminary proposals to see what we may be able to afford given the budget. Vendors were asked to consider accessibility as well as both age groups of 18 months-5 years of age, and 5 years-12 years of age. This is why you may see a junior and senior structure in each proposal.

Inclusive Playgrounds

The term inclusive play refers to the usability of the playground by all children, no matter what their physical, social or emotional ability is. In recent years, playgrounds catered exclusively to able-bodied children, aspects catering to physically disabled children have been incorporated in more recent years. The most recent update to this approach is to not only encourage physical play but to include sensory play for children of all physical, social and emotional abilities. Sensory play includes visual, tactile and auditory aspects that allow children of all emotional and social abilities to engage in play and develop new skills while interacting with children of differing abilities if they choose to.

We want to hear from you! Please browse the style and theme proposals for each park below first, and then take our Park Playground Replacement Survey (also available below). The survey closes on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Thank you for your participation. You're helping us build inclusive playgrounds for residents to enjoy for years to come!

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated!

    Many of the Towns playgrounds no longer meet regulations and are due to be replaced. As a result, the Town of Midland would like feedback from residents as to how they think the Town should approach replacing playgrounds.

    Between carry forwards from previous budgets and the 2021 capital budget, the Town has $500,000 to replace various playground equipment.

    Staff have recommended the following playgrounds in order of priority:

    • Little Lake Park East Playground
    • Pete Pettersen Park Playground
    • Bayview Park Playground
    • Tiffin Park Playground

    We want to hear from you! Please be sure to review the options for each park in our Playground Replacement Options section before taking this survey.

    The survey closes on Friday, April 16, 2021.

    Thank you for your participation. You're helping us build inclusive playgrounds for residents to enjoy for years to come!

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