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





Sunnydale Acres Playpower

Address: 26 Armoro Drive Sunnydale 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)

Sunnydale Park playground maintenance history


This playground is in a very large park that's mostly sports fields and an outdoor rink (tennis courts in summer) and is bounded by a high school on one side. Right next to the playground is the Sunnydale outdoor rink changehouse The changehouse has washrooms but according to the staff at the tiny playground wading pool, the washrooms are not available to playground users in summer.

The immediate neighbourhood is mostly one-storey 1960's era houses separated by well-cared-for gardens.

On August 18, there was still a plastic fence around the new playground but a few families were inside. The playground is designed to be accessible to children of varying mobility (engineered wood fibre surface, accessible swing) and to blind children (Braille signage). There is almost no shade, but there are two benches to sit on.

Photos: August 18, 2010

generic signage

Playpower structure, from Missouri

"junior" and "senior" structures are linked

Braille dictionary

Braille signage embossed everywhere

asphalt access paths, wood-chip surface

five swings - "senior" swings are very short

few park benches, bungalow neighbourhood

rink/tennis courts, sports fields, school on the other side

wading pool attendants

older kids are bored

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