As the province plans for recovery, the town is beginning to carefully and responsibly bring back services and reopen some public spaces, programs and services. Provincial emergency orders and the town’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials.
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 2020, we are not replacing any playgrounds, however we are making some improvements at the following location.
Replacement of rubber surfacing – work has not yet been scheduled.