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Address: 10 Earldown Road, map
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 >>
Willowridge Park playground maintenance history
This playground was still being sodded, by the M and M Landscaping Company from Cambridge, Ontario. The fence was still up and it looked as though the wood shavings had just been added.
This is a Playpower playground, marked as coming off their line on January 7, 2010. It is accessible for children with mobility problems (walkways, wood fibre, disabled swing) and children who are blind (Braille). There are only three swings (one of each kind), and although the equipment claims to be for 5-12 year-olds, it's hard to imagine any children that old using it.
The neighbourhood has major hydro lines running through it, about a block away. It's surrounded by major traffic arteries on three sides, but they're out of sight from the park. About half the dwellings are one-story houses with well-kept yards. There are three big high-rises at the end of the street, with a playground of their own, as well as a four-hoop basketball court. In between the new playground and the high-rises, there's a large city-run daycare that looks like a social-service agency.