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David Hamilton Park

ClientTown of Richmond Hill
Collaboration: Landscape Planning Limited
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Completion Date: Spring 2020

A seaside escape can be found at the beach-inspired themed custom playground at David Hamilton Park in Richmond Hill.  Designed in collaboration with Landscape Planning Limited, the proposed concept integrates organic lines and shapes to form the water, sand dunes, and grassy hills of this ocean playscape.  Natural wood materials unify the cohesive playground design.

In reference to found objects most commonly associated with sand, a large conch shell climbing sculpture with swirling natural lines sits at the epicentre of the playground.  A log nest climbing feature resembles both beach grasses or twigs or the unique form of sea anemones.  The log nest presents a considerable challenge for playground visitors and is intended for older children who want to test their limits of bravery and balance.  For younger children, play posts and ropes, a triple-wide embankment slide and log steppers are integrated into the playground which adds an overall engaging experience to this beach-themed playground.