Fostering Friendly Neighbourhood Connections

Haddon Rd South

Feedback from Engagement Session on October 21st:

During presentations:

- Wondering about engagement: when did it happen? When will it happen?  o Majority of attendees did *not* hear about it from the Horn. Concern that things in the Horn are all in the past. 

- Concerned over playground priority:

o North Haddon Road near apartment building, many low income families live there

o Is it underused because it’s in poor shape or because it lacks appeal? Will redoing it result in use that justifies the cost?

- Lack of knowledge of what a pump track is

o Once clarified, seemed to be ok

- Desire for amenities for adults:

o Walking path around park

o Adult fitness equipment

o Picnic tables/seating

Following presentations/feedback forms at time of event:

- Strong support for pump track concept

- Strong support for relocating playground to west end of park

- Majority of respondents indicated they have children aged 2-5

- Swing (all playground designs) had strong support

- Concern over noise: “noise factor” was all that was listed (Park N Play form)

o Unclear if this was a concern with a specific component or overall park plan

- One feedback form listed “very simple/boring” (Playworks Option 1 form)

o Unclear if this was a concern with a specific component or overall park plan

- Build on the feel/energy of the Natural Playground, open movement/play in this space

- Provide a place for teens to be: “ones we can’t see are at the most risk”

- Regardless of designer, try to create a “circuit” rather than a linear play experience in playground

Specific design feedback: Park N Play

- Accessibility, special needs appeal

Specific design feedback: Habitat/LSI

- Spinning elements, climbing components

Specific design feedback: Playworks Option 1

- Lower cost compared to Park N Play & Habitat

- Less climbing components

- 2 respondents listed this design as their favourite

Haddon Road South


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