Client: City of Mississauga
Collaboration: Baker Turner
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Construction Budget: $100,000-250,000
Project Completion: 2017
Mississauga Urban Design Awards 2018 – People’s Choice Award
Mississauga Urban Design Awards 2018 – Award of Merit for Community Scale, Innovation and Context
Look closely at Jaycee Park, a custom city themed and an accessible regional playground in north-east Mississauga. In this public park, you will find that the play elements are reminiscent of the city’s skyline, like the two twisting carved towers, and the clock atop City Hall. Central to the playground are two skyscraper towers where children can experience the park from up high by scrambling up nets to reach a suspension bridge and slides.
Poured-in-place rubber surfacing (PIP) is used extensively to ensure easy access for users with mobility devices. However, the PIP isn’t just found on flat surfaces but also on berms that lead to timber steppers and a telescope.
The site includes both accessible swings (on PIP surface) as well as a larger bank of traditional swings. An at-grade trampoline will attract all ages to jump and play, while the sand play area is devised for discovery and experimental play.