The City of Hamilton retained Seferian Design Group for the contract administration of Chappel East Parkette. The site included tree preservation, signage, pathways, plantings, and a unique play structure. The mature trees surrounding this parkette inspired the City’s request for a woodland theme for this neighbourhood playspace.
Research on local owls led to the selection of the eastern screech owl as the inspiration for the main climbing/slide feature. The play space is animated by a food-chain story whereby the owl is staring down at some scampering mice. Climbing posts with steppers, fallen logs, boulders and a basket swing round out additional elements for play. The play feature was designed by Earthscape and all pictures were taken by them.
Location: Hamilton, ON
Size: .37 ha
Client: City of Hamilton
SDG, Landscape Architects
Alpine Green Contracting Inc., General Contractor
Earthscape, Playground Design and Installation
Services Provided: Contract Administration, Post Occupancy Evaluation
“The Top Natural Playgrounds to Visit in Ontario” Brianna Bell, Savvy Mom, July 17, 2019.
Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence