2021 Playground Program Nearing Completion

Willowdale is nearing the completion of its 2021 park improvement projects, offering new playgrounds for kids and their families to explore.

The new Charlton Park playground opened this fall offering a large new playscape with accessible play features and natural rock benches nearby. The park is located on Charlton Boulevard west of Grantbrook Street.

Staff responded quickly to replace play equipment in Dempsey Park after a climbing wall was destroyed by a park tree. The new slide, climber and swing set are added to other play features that remain in the park. Dempsey Park is on the west side of Beecroft Road, north of Park Home Avenue.

Work will also be completed within the next week on a new playground in Harlandale Parkette. Following advocacy from a number of families in the area, John was able to work with staff to replace the old playground with updated and accessible equipment, new shaded tables, and seating for families watching their children play. Find this new playground on Harlandale Avenue east of Senlac Road.

Keep an eye on this newsletter for more park planning in 2022, including improvements at Willowdale Park, Silverview Park and Gwendolen Park.