Making Our Parks More Accessible with AODA Compliant Swings and Ten Spins

People spinning on a Ten Spin playground equipment toy
May 5, 2022

Play is for everyone. The Township of North Dundas is working hard to ensure that children of all abilities can have fun at local parks. We are installing playground equipment that is New Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant in five parks throughout the Township. These new components will make local parks more accessible and inclusive.

AODA compliant swings frames are going in at Thompson Park in Chesterville, Morewood Community Park, Harmony Park in Winchester and the 100 Club Park, also in Winchester. The new frames will be installed on an AODA compliant ground base and feature an appropriate path to the swings. These  swing frames are phase two of a multi-year project, which began in 2021 with the purchase of AODA compliant swings.  Funding for the new swing frames is being split down the middle between development charges and taxation. 

Red ten spin playground equipment

The Township is also installing Ten Spins at three local parks. The Ten Spin is suitable for toddlers to pre-teens and can be utilized by up to ten kids at once. It allows children of all abilities to participate in play by either sitting, kneeling or standing. You can find the new Ten Spins at Morewood Community Park, 100 Club Park and Rick Cauvier Memorial Park in South Mountain.

“The Township is committed to making our parks more accessible and inclusive,” notes Meaghan Meerburg, Director of Recreation and Culture. “Our goal is to create new opportunities for play and encourage our residents to take advantage of the amenities available throughout North Dundas.”

Anyone with questions about the new AODA compliant playground equipment can contact the Township Office directly by calling 613-774-2105.