Centre For Local Research into Public Space (CELOS)

See also Site Map

Citizen-Z Cavan Young's 2004 film about the zamboni crisis





Brookbanks Landscape Structures

Address: 75 Brookbanks Drive, map

Recreational Infrastucture agreement:

Rationale describing the specific problems or objectives this project will address: "SERVICE IMPROVEMENT AND ENHANCEMENT- This project will replace the current low play-value/ less challenging playground equipment with modern multi-task structures that will provide greater physical challenges and better social interaction." Read more >>

Playground history (incomplete)

Brookbanks Park playground maintenance history


This park is in a beautiful location, with really bad maintenance. The swings have only the rusted frame, no swings. The wood part of the structure has aged well but the plastic has been bleached by the sun and it looks cheap (although still quite solid to the touch).

Picnic tables and benches need wood and nails. At the same time, the "bones" of the park are good and there are wonderful paths leading into the woods and along a spring runoff waterway. Children must have had great adventures playing there, over the years.

The park is part of a bigger ravine system and a bit remote -- it wasn't obvious where playground users could park to get there, on weekdays when there's no parking along the road.

Photos: August 15, 2010

generic Stimulus Funds signage

the existing structure is suitable for younger kids....

walking down from the road to the playground

junior structure

little "shop" and fort

this also works for kids with mobility restrictions

solid but rusted swing frame

adventure path into the woods

historical plaque, interesting but needs maintenance!

following the fence along the waterway
April 22 2011

Old equipment gone, construction starting.

old playground gone

construction starting
October 21 2013

The playground work has been completed

new "Landscape Structures" pieces

senior slide

usual short swings, not fun for older kids

splash pad

historical plaque removed but not replaced

| broken fence to brook

Content last modified on April 05, 2014, at 07:23 PM EST