The Town of Oakville has an ongoing commitment to ensuring that our playground structures comply with the most current CSA safety standards. All of our playgrounds are inspected by our staff on a monthly basis.
The town is moving away from pea gravel (also known as metering stone) and sand for our standard playground surfaces. Most new playground sites will include engineered wood fibres as our standard resilient surface. These are not simply shredded trees/bark, but are specifically designed and tested for the playground industry. Wood fibre surfacing is recognized as an accessible surface across North America. Surfacing suppliers include Fibar, Zeager, and Fibertop.
The Parks and Open Space department replaces a number of playground structures on an annual basis. In 2019, we are not replacing any playgrounds, however we are making some improvements at the following locations.
Replacement of rubber surfacing. The construction is expected to start as early as September 30 and to complete by end of October, weather permitting.
Replacement of pea gravel with engineered wood fibre – project is now complete.
Replacement of new concrete perimeter curbs – project is now complete.