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Chappel East Parkette

Hamilton, Ontario

In 2015, the City of Hamilton retained Seferian Design Group for the contract administration of Chappel East Parkette. The site included tree preservation, signage, pathways, plantings, and a unique play structure. The mature trees surrounding this parkette inspired the City’s request for a woodland theme for this neighbourhood playspace. Research on local owls led to the selection of the eastern screech owl as the inspiration for the main climbing/slide feature. The play space is animated by a food-chain story whereby the owl is staring down at some scampering mice. Climbing posts with steppers, fallen logs, boulders and a basket swing round out additional elements for play. The play feature was designed by Earthscape and all pictures were taken by them