Both of these projects consist of park and playground revitalization/ retrofits which respond to updated community programming and needs.
North Withrow Park was suffering from an outdated and overused playground. This project saw the revitalization of the playspace into a dynamic new component for the Riverdale community.
The work included a modern playground layout, exciting new play equipment, a sleek shade structure, a labyrinth wading pool pattern, a sand play ‘beach’, sinuous limestone walls, new planting (trees and groundcovers), increased seating opportunities, and new walkways. A central concept was one of interactive and inclusive play which inspired the imagination, but was durable and cost effective. Degrassi Park is a small parkette which is undergoing an update to its circulation, surfacing and playground.
thinc design is providing a full design service for both of these parks. This work includes: schematic and detailed design, contract documents, cost estimating, contract administration, public open house, and project management. Both of these parks have gone to tender, and construction will proceed in the coming months.