Our firm was retained by the City of Hamilton for site investigation and consultation for the deLottinville Park in Hamilton.
We worked with representatives of the public, conducted site analysis, developed conceptual design plans with cost estimates, produced design development work, construction drawings and tender document preparation, as well as developed liaison with construction staff toward the realization of this project.
This park is designated as a new neighbourhood park located on the grounds of the deLottinville family property. The project is complete with play structures, a hillside slide, seating, an open space play area and accessible pathways. The addition of an entry feature that reflects the legacy of the deLottinville’s and a historical plaque is part of this work.
There is a current trend in playground development for the inclusion of natural materials toward the creation of “natural playgrounds”. deLottinville Park combines elements of natural materials with purchased playground equipment to provide a multilayerd approach to play. In this space, children have the benefit of swinging and sliding, while simultaneously benefiting from the opportunity to experience natural forms and textures.
The challenging topography brought opportunities for a hill slide, and a system of pathways that appear to be circuitous – while meeting the municipal accessibility standards for park pathway construction and pedestrian circulation.