City staff are asking council for permission to accept a donation of
approximately $1,000,000.00, to provide for a building an
accessible water-themed playground and sensory garden in Earl Bales Park, in Ward 10.
from the city staff report…
Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division to provide a new play facility for children and adults of all physical and cognitive skill and ability.
Once constructed, the City of Toronto would be responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the facility.
Presently, the City of Toronto has no sensory garden facility and has a limited number of accessible playgrounds. Earl Bales Park is a regional level park facility and a water play and sensory garden feature at this location would have regional appeal and would attract use by people across the City.