Client: Little Eagle Child Care Center
Location: Parry Sound, Ontario
Completion Date: 2015
Construction Budget: $50,000-100,000
The play space at Little Eagle Daycare has been designed to reflect local landmarks and incorporate the theme of the child care centre’s namesake. From the site plan view one will see the left side as the home of the eagles, specifically Parry Island, and the right as the mainland area. The sandbox, in the infant area, represents the eagles nest among trees. The swirling path represents the flight of the eagle passing over the river and then hunting above the mainland. A wooden bridge replicating the Wasauksing Swing Bridge links the two sides. Grasses have been included as eagles use them in nest building.
A log jam and several berms have been added to the junior area to cater to both the active and passive child. Climbing tirelessly and tromping around on imaginary adventures are both adequately encouraged through the layout of the space. We believe this space as a whole would provide several naturalistic play opportunities for the children at Little Eagle Daycare while standing as a unique play environment to the local area.