Adventure Park for Kids
Possibly the largest outdoor playground in Ontario, the Jamie Bell Adventure
Park is located by the Duck Pond, close to the High Park Blvd. entrance from
Parkside Ave. An ice cream truck is convenienty located nearby on hot days!
If I was a kid this is where I would hang out all the time. After all, this park was designed in part by children and children also helped building it.
"Mary, could you help me create your dream playground?" Awesome idea, Mr. Bell.
The park is full of fun sfuff: castles, ropes, swings, ladders, slides and artwork
by kids and adult volunteers.
As with most attractions, the playground can be overwhelming on really busy
days, such as long weekends.
Playground burnt to the ground
On March 18, 2012 the playground was torched overnight by a suspected arsonist.
When I read news articles about this it seemed that the entire park burnt down
but I've visited the parks since and I was glad to see that half of the park
is still useable and wasn't affected by the fire.
I really don't know what to say. Just how low can people go? Why would someone
burn down a great, community-built, beloved and beautiful playground?
Companies and people have already offered help to re-build the park. Canadian
Tire pledged $50,000 to help rebuild the playground the day after the fire.
Then, on March 27th, Landscape Ontario pledged $300,000 in parts, design and
labour. Thank you!
As of August 2012 the playground has been open again!
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