Client: City of Windsor
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Completion Date: Fall 2016
Construction Budget: $100,000 – $250,000
The story of a butterfly’s transformation is told at Mitchell Park, located near the downtown area of the City of Windsor. By integrating landscape features that represent the lifecycle stages of a butterfly, organic lines and shapes are utilized to take an abstract form of the butterfly’s transformation as well as natural elements such as a flower, milkweed and a leaf.
The park integrates a variety of play features in this cohesive design with the use of pathways, natural trails and boardwalks. The concept design includes multiple play zones for children of various ages and abilities: a large log jam will challenge older kids; a caterpillar climber invites younger children; two hill slides (large and small) can be accessed with tiered steppers; swings, a sand and water play area plus a caterpillar boardwalk and multiple places for seating and quiet reflection round out the playscape. Eventually a splash pad will be added adjacent to the playground.