Northumberland Park is located north of the Ossington and Bloor subway station. thinc design worked with the City staff, Councillor’s office and members of the community to revitalize the playground portion of the parkette with a focus on providing challenging play opportunities for all ages combined with elements of natural play.
The playground design includes a rope climbing structure, custom designed to CSA standards log trail, sand play with water tap, xylophone, and seating. Armourstone seatwalls, tree planting, integration of an existing community garden and a custom black iron fence are also incorporated in the design.
One of the key challenges facing this project was the weaving of the various elements together in this relatively small space to achieve high play value while ensuring appropriate setbacks were achieved to meet CSA standards.