Active parks support thriving communities
Active parks are uniquely designed to promote physical activity.
An active community is a thriving community. Active parks invite and encourage park visitors to be physically active, regardless of age or ability.
This is our vision for Peel. Find out what we’re doing to bring it to life.
Download our Active Parks Design Guide to read about strategies and examples.
Active park characteristics
Park planners and builders use an all-ages approach when designing active parks.
An active park:
- Has distinct spaces for multigenerational play and recreation.
- Maximizes outdoor space.
- Encourages park use all year round.
Active park strategies
Design multi-generational play and recreation spaces
- Ensure play-equipment is age-appropriate and current.
- Schedule supervised activities for youth.
- Create fitness zones for adults.
- Design visually appealing walking paths.
Maximize outdoor space
- Plan large, open areas.
- Offer facilities for different physical activities.
- Provide park amenities that support indirect physical activity.
Encourage park use year-round
- Schedule organized sports and activities.
- Market park programs and events on-site.
- Have maps and signage.
- Offer protection from weather conditions.
- Provide drinking fountains and good lighting.