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





Kitchener Gametime

Address: 20 Lorraine Ave, 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)

Kitchener Park playground maintenance history


A small, flat park in a neighbourhood of small one- and two-story houses. At the far end of the neighbourhood, along Midland Agvenue, there are some high rise apartments.

Most of the park is a baseball diamond, with the playground located kitty-corner so that there may be some danger from out-of-bounds baseballs. The playground is two swing sets, a Blue Imp slide and a jiggly bug, in a vast expanse of new deep sand.

On this sunny Sunday afternoon in August, there was no one in the park.

Photos: August 15, 2010

generic Stimulus Funds signage

new-ish belt-swing set, deep sand

Blue Imp slide

one bench in the park

field for baseball

playground is where the balls would be hit
October 21, 2013

On this cloudy but mild Monday afternoon, no one was in the park at all.

new "Gametime" structure

you can hang by your arms but not by your legs

this is called a "glide"

belt swings all replaced by baby swings

cardboard to make play less boring?

small saucer swing

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