Client: City of Hamilton
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Completion Date: 2015
Construction Budget: $100,000-250,000
The mature trees surrounding this Hamilton parkette inspired the City’s request for a woodland theme for this quaint neighbourhood play space. Research on local owl species 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. Quietly observing its surroundings, the owl is on the hunt for food. Nearby, mice carved from oak timbers, try to hide from the owl’s watchful glare. The mice are focused on collecting acorns to save away for cold winter days when food is scarce. Who will eat what first?
Climbing posts with timber steppers, fallen logs, boulders and a basket swing round out additional elements for play.