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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a children's spray pad be added to the park in my community?

Spray pads have a high capital cost and as a result are considered to be destination facilities that cannot be provided in every park. The City of Mississauga currently operates 27 spray pads. Spray pads are open every day during the summer months from 9 am to 11 pm. Locations are listed at eparks.ca.

Any new spray pad recommendations would be determined through the City’s Future Directions Master Plan which helps guide the long term provision of recreation in the City.

How is it determined which park gets a playground? Why are some children's playgrounds larger and have more equipment than others?

The City strives to provide playgrounds within 800 metres of residential areas, unobstructed by significant pedestrian barriers such as major roads. This service level is reviewed every five years through the Future Directions planning document. The size and variety of play elements in community parks are fairly consistent so as to be equitable between neighbourhoods. The City also provides larger playgrounds in destination parks that serve the whole city.

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/futuredirections

When will the playground be replaced in my park?

The City of Mississauga plans and budgets for replacement of old playground equipment as part of the ten-year capital budget forecast. Under the playground redevelopment program, playgrounds are ranked and prioritized by structural condition and other factors. The life span of a playground is typically 20-25 years before it is replaced.

The existing playground is inspected regularly by staff to monitor its condition and to make repairs when necessary.

Does the City of Mississauga have accessible playgrounds?

The City of Mississauga is moving towards increased playground accessibility. In response to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (Ontario Regulation 191/11), the City’s Playground Redevelopment Program will include accessible swings, accessible play elements and playground mulch surfacing in all future playground redevelopments. In addition to community playgrounds with improved accessibility, the City has a number of barrier-free destination playgrounds.

Barrier-Free Playgrounds in Mississauga

  • Jaycee Park (1520 Gulleden Dr) - East End (Applewood)
  • O'Connor Park (3570 Bala Dr) - Churchill Meadows
  • Paul Coffey Castle Playground (3430 Derry Rd E) - Malton
  • Port Credit Memorial Park (22 Stavebank Rd N) - Waterfront
  • River Grove Community Centre (5800 River Grove Ave) - North End (East Credit)
  • Zonta Meadows Park (410 Rathburn Rd W) - City Centre

The City has the following barrier-free playground planned for future development:

  • Elmcreek Park (7320 Darcel Avenue) - Malton [forecast date: 2021]

Playgrounds with Improved Accessibility

Name Municipal Address Parks of Interest to the disability community
Albert McBride Park 3811 Teeswater Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Allison's Park 575 Willowbank Trail Accessible swing with playground mulch
Applewood Heights 3119 Constitution Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Applewood Hills 1204 Bloor St Accessible swing with playground mulch
Aquinas Park 3400 Aquinas Ave Accessible swing with playground mulch
Bancroft Park 955 Bancroft Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Bell Harbour Park 5820 Bell Harbour Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Birch Glen 1406 Bramblewood Ln Rubber surfacing
Birchwood Park 1547 Lakeshore Rd W Accessible swing with playground mulch
Bough Beeches Park 1780 Bough Beeches Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Brentwood Park 496 Karen Park Cres Accessible swing with playground mulch
Brickyard Park 3061 Clayhill Rd Dish Swing (Biggo), Accessible swing
Bruce Reynolds Park 2173 Springbank Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Burnhamdale Park 3316 Cardross Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Camilla Park 2180 Camilla Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Castlebridge Common 2636 Castlebridge Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Castlegreen Meadows 2829 Castlebridge Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Cherry Hill Park 828 Flagship Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Churchill Meadows Community Common 3370 McDowell Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
City View Park 565 Central Pkwy W Accessible swing with playground mulch
Clarkson Park 1125 Winston Churchill Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Clarkson Community Centre 2475 Truscott Dr Rubber surfacing
Cordingley Park 6530 Saratoga Way Accessible swing with playground mulch
Courtneypark Athletic Fields 600 Courtneypark Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Crawford Green 4565 Glen Erin Dr Accessible swing with sand
Duncairn Downs 2860 Duncairn Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Elmcreek Park 7320 Darcel Ave Rubber surfacing and playground mulch
F.B. McFarren Memorial Park 5255 McFarren Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Fallingbrook Community Park 5135 Fallingbrook Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Forest Park 6810 Forest Park Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Forest Hill 4995 Forest Hill Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Forestview Park 2021 Barsuda Dr. Accessible swing with playground mulch
Frank Dowling Park 16 Brookside Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Fred Halliday Memorial Park 2187 Stir Cres Accessible swing with playground mulch
Garnetwood Park 1996 Rathburn Rd E Accessible swing with playground mulch
Garthwood Park 3170 Garthwood Rd Accessible swing with sand
Gatineau Green 116 Falconer Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Glen Eden Park 7230 Copenhagen Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Glen Erin Trail (North) 1640 The Collegeway Accessible swing with playground mulch
Glen Erin Trail (South) 2340 The Collegeway Accessible swing with playground mulch
Glen Erin Woodlands 925 McBride Ave Accessible swing with playground mulch
Godwick Green 1371 Godwick Drive Accessible swing with playground mulch
Greenfield Park 1165 Mississauga Valley Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Harold E. Kennedy Memorial Park 20 Rosewood Ave Accessible swing with playground mulch
Hawthorne Valley Park 5165 Fairwind Dr Accessible swing with sand
Hiawatha Park 76 Cumberland Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Highland View Park 5742 Heatherleigh Ave Accessible swing with sand
Hillside Park 1311 Kelly Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Horseshoe Park 7150 Saint Barbara Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Huron Park 830 Paisley Blvd W Playground mulch
Huron Heights 4500 Central Pkwy E Accessible swing with playground mulch
Iceland Arena & Sports Park 715 Matheson Blvd E Accessible swing with playground mulch
Iroquois Flats  520 Fergo Ave Accessible swing with playground mulch
Jack Darling Memorial 1180 Lakeshore Rd W Accessible swing with artificial turf
Jaycee Park 1520 Gulleden Dr Barrier-Free playground with rubber surfacing
Jim Murray Community Park 5225 Tenth Line W Accessible swing with playground mulch
John "Bud" Cleary Park 450 Webb Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Johnny Bower Park 3919 Parkgate Drive Accessible swing with playground mulch
Jon Clipperton Park 170 Church St Accessible swing with playground mulch
King's Masting 3389 Martins Pine Cres Accessible swing with playground mulch
Kogaydiwin 1585 Finfar Ct Accessible swing with playground mulch
Lake Aquitaine 2750 Aquitaine Ave Accessible swing with playground mulch
Lake Wabukayne 6150 Erin Mills Pkwy Accessible swing with playground mulch
Lakeside Park 2266 Lakeshore Rd W Accessible swing with playground mulch
Laughton Heights 1519 Sherway Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Lisgar Fields 3805 Doug Leavens Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Lyndwood Park 495 Atwater Ave Accessible swing with playground mulch
Madill Common 581 Huntington Ridge Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Malton Village Park 9A Beverly St Accessible swing with playground mulch
Manor Hill 2225 Manor Hill Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
McKechnie Woods 310 Bristol Rd E Rubber tile surfacing
Meadow Green 6595 Falconer Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Middlebury Green 5510 Middlebury Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Mississauga Valley Park 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Mississauga-Meadowvale Rotary Park 3302 Tacc Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Northwood Park 3830 Brandon Gate Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
O'Connor Park 3570 Bala Dr Barrier-Free playground with rubber surfacing
Parkway Green 4215 Central Pkwy E Accessible swing with playground mulch
Paul Coffey Castle Playground 3430 Derry Rd E Barrier-Free playground eith rubber-surfacing
Pickwick Green 1335 Pickwick Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Port Credit Memorial Park 22 Stavebank Rd N Barrier-Free playground with rubber surfacing
Promenade Meadows 7099 Danton Promenade Accessible swing with playground mulch
Quenippenon Meadows 2625 Erin Centre Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Rayfield Park 530 Rathburn Rd E Accessible swing with playground mulch
River Grove Community Centre 5800 River Grove Ave Barrier-Free playground with rubber surfacing
Ron Searle Park 1494 Parkridge Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Rosebush Common 4890 Creditview Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Sandford Farm 845 White Clover Way Accessible swing with playground mulch
Settler's Green 6440 Glen Erin Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Shawnmarr Park 770 Queen St W Accessible swing with playground mulch
Sheridan Park 2200 Sheridan Park Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Sherwood Green 1864 Deer's Wold Accessible swing with playground mulch
Silverthorn Park 3377 Cawthra Rd Accessible swing with playground mulch
South Millway Green 3465 South Millway Accessible swing with sand
Stillmeadow Park 2275 Stillmeadow Rd Accessible swing with sand
Stonewood Park 7348 Sandhurst Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Streetsville Rotary Park 110 Queen St S Accessible swing with playground mulch
Syed Jalaluddin Memorial Park 490 Mississauga Valley Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
The Village Green 780 Village Green Blvd Accessible swing with playground mulch
Thorncrest Park 3295 Thorncrest Dr Accessible swing with sand
Thornlodge Park 2405 Homelands Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Trapper's Green 2390 Folkway Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Trelawny Woods 3500 Trelawny Circle Accessible swing with playground mulch
Trooper Marc Diab Memorial Park 5514 Whitehorn Ave Accessible swing with playground mulch
Union Park 6627 Tenth Line Accessible swing with playground mulch
Victory Park 3055 Victory Cres Accessible swing with playground mulch
Westacres Park 2166 Westfield Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Westwood Park 6941 Darcel Ave Accessible swing with playground mulch
Willowvale Fields Willowvale Gardens Accessible swing with sand
Woodeden Park 1538 Woodeden Dr Accessible swing with playground mulch
Zonta Meadows 410 Rathburn Rd W Barrier-Free playground with rubber surfacing

Why do some children's playgrounds have a sand surface while others have mulch or rubber surfaces?

Sand has traditionally been used for both safety reasons and its play value in most of the city’s playgrounds. Playground mulch (engineered wood fibre) is now being used in place of sand as the City moves toward increased playground accessibility. Playground mulch is manufactured to safety specifications and designed for use in playgrounds. Playground mulch has properties that allow for greater accessibility for persons with disabilities including children and caregivers. Rubber surfacing is only used in designated playgrounds due to cost and short life.

Can pathway lighting be added to the asphalt park trails in my community park?

Installation of park trail lighting is determined by a set of criteria based on the City’s Park Trail Lighting Policy. Parks that are considered for park trail lighting provide direct access to and from major public destinations such as community centres, schools, libraries, shopping centres, transportation conncetions and neighbourhoods, or serve as a pedestrian route between lighted outdoor facilities and parking lots.

Park Trail Lighting will not be provided for or along natural areas, through an extensively treed area or woodland, in parks without outdoor facilities, park trails serving outdoor facilities, park trails that do not receive winter maintenance, unpaved park trails, or where restricted by utility infrastructure and agreements.

When will the asphalt park trail in my community park be repaired?

Through the City’s Pavement Management Assessment for park trails, an inventory and condition audit of all hard-surface pathways and trails in Mississauga parks has been established. Pathways are then ranked and prioritized by the condition audit findings. High priority pathway reconstruction projects are submitted through the Capital Budget Request process into the 10 year forecast and are prioritized against other citywide replacement needs.

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