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





Irene Parkette Belair Recreational Products

Address: 760 Shaw Street, 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)

Irene Parkette playground maintenance history


This playground structure was manufactured in December 2009 by Belair Recreational Products, in Paris Ontario. Irene Parkette is quite small (on top of the subway lands) but it's been ingeniously designed to have space not only for the new playground equipment but also for new trees and flowerbeds. It's unlikely that there will be funds to maintain the flowerbeds after the first year, but they look very nice now.

No washroom, and no waterplay.

Photos: August 12, 2010

pretty landscaping

junior-senior linked structure

"maintenance" for motorcycle jiggly toy

shaded plastic roof over sandbox

deep sand and no accessible swing

storage bin for nearby agency
August 16, 2010

Belair manufacturing label

benches in among the flowers, another mystery storage bin

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