The City of Greater Sudbury is asking residents for feedback about municipal playgrounds in their neighbourhood.
The purpose of this community consultation is to provide Greater Sudbury Council with information about frequency of use, level of satisfaction, preferred play structures, landscaping and design to develop a citywide standard of quality for all municipal playgrounds.
How can I speak with a City representative in person?
Staff from City of Greater Sudbury Leisure Services will travel to 12 municipal playgrounds to speak with residents about how often they visit their playground, what they like and dislike about their playground and whether they would like to see new types of play structures, landscaping or playground design.
Find dates and times of a Neighbourhood Huddle at a playground nearest you.
Will the City of Greater Sudbury consult with volunteers?
Staff from City of Greater Sudbury Leisure Services will consult with Neighbourhood Playground Association volunteers during their annual Presidents’ Meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Will the City consult families of children with special needs?
The City of Greater Sudbury recognizes that municipal playgrounds must be inclusive for all residents.
Staff from City of Greater Sudbury Leisure Services will be reaching out to associations and committees representing individuals with special needs.
Will the City consult with older adults and seniors?
The City of Greater Sudbury recognizes that older adults and seniors are frequent visitors to municipal playgrounds with their grandchildren.
Staff from City of Greater Sudbury Leisure Services is especially interested to learn whether older adults and seniors have ideas for new design or structures to make municipal playgrounds more inclusive and comfortable for individuals of all ages.
Who can I contact for more information or to speak with a staff representative?
For more information about this municipal playground community consultation:
Telephone: 705-674-4455, ext. 2507
Visit: Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON
What is a municipal playground?
A municipal playground is an easily accessible park space, serving the recreational needs of homes and apartments within an approximate 10 minute walking distance.
A municipal playground may contain any or all of the following: play structures, sand boxes, benches, informal playing fields, natural areas, community gardens and outdoor rinks.
Municipal playgrounds are usually no more than 1 hectare (2.5 acres) in size but may also be located within a larger community park.
Will splash pads and wading pools be considered as part of playground improvements?
For the purposes of this community consultation, splash pads and wading pools will not be considered.
Splash Pads are unsupervised water play areas located in parks and playgrounds.
The City of Greater Sudbury currently maintains 10 Splash Pads in central locations to serve as many residents as possible. See a list of Splash Pads in the City of Greater Sudbury.
Are there plans to close some municipal playgrounds?
No decision has been made to close any playgrounds. If municipal properties are considered for sale, public notification must follow under the City’s park land disposal policy.
What is the budget to improve municipal playgrounds?
The City of Greater Sudbury has prepared a business case to improve 58 municipal playgrounds that have been identified as being in poor condition.
Spending limits in 2018 to improve all or some of these identified playgrounds will be deliberated by Council as part of the overall municipal budget process.
Can I still participate in the community consultation if my municipal playground is assessed as being in good or satisfactory condition?
The City of Greater Sudbury welcomes feedback from all residents. The ultimate goal of this community consultation is to develop a citywide standard of quality for all municipal playgrounds. To achieve this goal, we need to hear ideas from every resident who cares about their playground, regardless of the age or condition of playground structures.
How many municipal playgrounds are in Greater Sudbury?
The City of Greater Sudbury is responsible for 189 municipal playgrounds. This represents an approximate ratio of one playground for every 87 children from birth to age nine, which is one of the highest rates of access in Ontario.
- 86 playgrounds were installed within the last five to eight years and are in good condition.
- 45 playgrounds are in satisfactory condition but require replacement within ten years.
- 58 playgrounds are in poor condition and require replacement in less than five years.
Where are municipal playgrounds located?
Municipal playgrounds in each community are available below in text format.
Staff from Greater Sudbury Leisure Services will travel to 12 playgrounds to gather feedback during Neighbourhood Huddle open houses. All residents are invited to attend with their children, to speak with staff.
Wednesday, October 18: Capreol Millennium Resource Centre, 24 Meehan Ave. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18: Elmview Playground, 1045 Tilly St. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26: Lively Playground, 215 Sixth Ave. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 30: Onaping Community Centre Tot Lot, 2 Hillside Dr. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18: Antwerp Playground, 459 Antwerp Ave. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 21: Percy Playground, 600 Percy Ave. Attend anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 23: Delki Dozzi Complex, 3 Mary St. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25: Rosemarie Playground, 1297 Gary Ave. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26: Riverdale Playground, 199 York St. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 30: Carmichael Playground, 1388 Bellevue Ave. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26: Carol Richard Playground, 1719 George St. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26: Wahnapitae Community Centre Tot Lot, 161 Glenbower Cres. Attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Birch Tot Lot, 2450 Birch Street
Gauthier Tot Lot, Raymond Crescent
Rick McDonald Sports Complex, 51 Champlain Street
Shawn Tot Lot, Shawn Street
Spruce Meadows Tot Lot, Fleetwood Drive
Whitewater Lake Park, 535 Laurier Street
Blezard Valley Playground, 2732 Langdon Street
Capreol Lion’s Den Park
Doug Mohns Sports Complex, 100 Field Street
Dunn Park Tot Lot, Pine Street
Ella Lake Park
McNicol Tot Lot, Railway Avenue
Algoma Tot Lot, Main Street East
Bathurst Playground Tot Lot, 357 Leonard Street
Berthiaume Playground, 1691 Gravelle Avenue
Coté Park, 215 Edward Avenue
David Street Playground, David Street
Irene Tot Lot, Irene Crescent
Marquis Tot Lot
Nickel Basin Tot Lot, Vermillion Lake Road
Rodrigue Avenue Tot Lot, Rodrigue Avenue
Shirley Street Playground, Shirley Street
St. Onge Tot Lot, St. Onge Street
Trottier Playground, Trottier Street
Vaillancourt Tot Lot, 88 Abbe Street
Basilio Playground, 3 Basilio Street – no playground equipment
Copper Cliff Playground, Godfrey Drive = no playground equipment
Diorite Playground, 3 Diorite Street
Lion’s Club/Spencer Tot Lot, Power Street
Coniston Centennial Tot Lot, 70 Government Road
East Street Playground Tot Lot, East Street
Douglas Tot Lot, Douglas Crescent
Larchmount Tot Lot, Larchmount Drive
Vermilion Tot Lot, Vermillion Lake Road
Falconbridge Community Centre Park, 63 Edison Road
Parkinson Tot Lot, Parkinson Street
Brighton Tot Lot, Brighton Street
Cedar Green Park
Gordon Street Playground, 170 Gordon Street
Lion’s Park/Beech Tot Lot, Birch Street
Matson Playground, 9 Matson Road
Pine Street Playground, Pine Street
Foxborough Tot Lot
Thomas Tot Lot, Thomas Street
Guilletville Tot Lot, Simon Street
Centennial Arena Park, 4333 Centennial Drive
Dominion Drive Park
Elmview Playground, 1045 Tilly Street
Farmdale Playground, 4760 Morrie Court
Howard Armstrong Sports Complex, 4040 Elmview Drive
Leger Crescent Playground, Leger Crescent
Lion’s Tot Lot, 4611 St. Joseph Street
Nature’s Haven Tot Lot
Theresa Playground, 155 Carmen Street
Fourth at Beech Tot Lot, Fourth Avenue
Levack Tot Lot, High Street
Black Lake Playground, 1 Glen Avenue
East End Tot Lot, 11 Polvi Avenue
Fielding Memorial Park, 345 Fielding Road
Kinsmen Sports Complex Playground, 1 Mikkola Road
Lively Playground, 215 Sixth Avenue
Meatbird Lake Tot Lot, 785 Municipal Road 24
Penage Road Community Centre
Pineheights Park Tot Lot, 72 Jacob Street
VLA Playground, 26 O’Neil Street
McCrea Heights Playground, 1212 Hillside Avenue
Naughton Community Centre Park, Municipal Road 55
Oja Sports Complex, 30 Phil Street
Simon Lake Park
Gill Loop Tot Lot, Gill Avenue
Pine & Fir Tot Lot, Pine Street
Onaping Community Centre Tot Lot, 2 Hillside Drive
Onaping Tot Lot, Fraser Avenue
Russell Beaudry Playground, 10 Juniper Avenue
Silver Birch Tot Lot, Silver Birch Crescent
Skead Outdoor Rink Playground, 4092 Skead Road – No Playground Equipment
Algonquin Playground, 2650 Algonquin Road
Antwerp Playground, 459 Antwerp Avenue
Attlee Adult Exercise Park
Autumnwood Playground Tot Lot, Autumnwood Crescent
Bedford Tot Lot, Bedford Court
Bonaventure Tot Lot, Landreville Drive
Byng Tot Lot, Byng Street
Carling Tot Lot, 1590 Carling Crescent
Carmichael Playground, 1388 Bellevue Avenue
Cedar Park Playground, 47 Normandy Court
Cochrane & Kingsway Playground, Cochrane Street
Columbus Playground, Melvin Avenue
Copper Tot Lot, Copper Street
Corsi Hill Tot Lot, Corsi Hill
DJ Hancock Memorial Park
Delki Dozzi Complex, 3 Mary Street
Don Lita Playground, 1024 Brookfield Avenue
Dorsett Tot Lot, Dorsett Drive
Downe Playground, Gemmell Street
Downland Tot Lot, Downland Avenue
East End Playground, 2765 Rheal Street
Elm West Playground, 505 White Street
Eyre Playground, 243 Ferndale Avenue
Gateway Tot Lot, Eric Court
Gemma Tot Lot, Gemma Street
Goodview Road Playground, Goodview Road
Grandview Playground, Grandview Boulevard
Grenoble Court Tot Lot
Hillcrest Playground, Hillcrest Crescent
James Jerome Sports Complex
Kivi Park Playground, 4472 Long Lake Road
Lakeview Playground, 420 Sunday Street
Lansing Sports Field Playground, 1830 Lamothe Street
Lebel Playground, 1232 Carmelo Avenue
Lion’s Club Playground, Lauzon Avenue
Little Britain Tot Lot, 481 Granite Street
Lo-Ellen Park Playground, 275 Loach’s Road
Lonsdale Playground, 811 Lonsdale Avenue
Lorraine Street Playground, Lorraine Street –
Louis Street Tot Lot, Louis Street
Mallard’s Landing Park
Marcel Tot Lot, Bouchard Street
McFarlane Playground, 1548 Pioneer Road
McLean Playground, 345 McLean Avenue
Moonlight Ridge Tot Lot, Solstice Street
Morel Family Foundation Playground, 270 Second Avenue
O’Connor Playground, 140 St. George Street
Oriole Playground, Oriole Drive
Paquette/Trillium Tot Lot, Paquette Street
Participation Tot Lot, Byng Street
Percy Playground, 600 Percy Avenue
Place Hurtubise Playground, 1966 LaSalle Boulevard
Porter Park Tot Lot
Queen’s Athletic Field
Quinn and Logan Tot Lot, Logan Avenue
Redfern Tot Lot, Redfern Street
Redwood Playground, 191 Jeanine Street
Ridgecrest Playground, 1431 Roy Avenue
Ridgemount Playground, 3088 Claude Street
Riverdale Playground, 199 York Street
Robinson Playground, 215 Cranbrook Crescent
Rosemarie Playground, 1297 Gary Avenue
Ryan Heights Playground, 736 Bruce Avenue
Hazelton Tot Lot, Shelbourne Street
St. Charles Lake Tot Lot, Brenda Drive
Stewart Playground, Stewart Drive
Sunrise Ridge Tot Lot, Sunrise Ridge Drive
Telstar Playground, Telstar Avenue
Terry Fox Sports Complex
Twin Forks Playground, 1475 Gary Avenue
Valleystream Neighbourhood Park, 2038 Valleystream Drive
Victory Playground, 496 Frood Road
Vintage Green Playground, Tuscany Trail/Napa Valley
Westmount Community Centre Playground, 109 Kipling Court
Worthington Tot Lot, Front Street
York Street Tot Lot, York Street
Carol Richard Playground, 1719 George Street
Confederation Tot Lot, 1919 Helene Street
Daniel Tot Lot, 3173 Daniel Avenue
Flake Tot Lot, 3264 Percy Avenue
Kin Park / Blezard Valley Playground
MacMillan tot Lot, MacMillan Drive
Pinecrest Tot Lot, Swanson Court
Rebecca Playground, Rebecca Street
Sunnyside Playground, 820 Cedar Avenue
Chelsea Tot Lot, Chelsea Avenue
Laval Tot Lot, 1575 Laval Street
Rose Court Tot Lot, Rose Court
Valley Acres Playground, 1541 East Street
Mountainview Playground, Mountainview Street
Ray Street Tot Lot, Ray Street
Wahnapitae Community Centre Tot Lot, 161 Glenbower Crescent
Centennial Park Campground
Den Lou Playground, 26 Den Lou Road
Panache Road Community Centre Playground, Panache Lake Road
Whitefish Playground, 25 Paul Street
Beaver Lake Playground, 45 Club Road