Toronto, ON
Client: City of Toronto, H&R Developments
Size: 2 hectares
Completion: 2013
Joseph Bannon Park is a multipurpose, active recreation park with a high-energy splash pad, junior and senior playgrounds, sports fields, and ice skating.  The park includes a kiosk, maintenance facilities and a pathway network. It is an all-seasons park, encompassing both active and passives spaces, for all ages as well as abilities.  The theme for the park is physical engagement. Pleasure skating is the main attraction in winter and is available on the refrigerated circular skating rink, complete with two-level lighting and a fully serviced kiosk for skate sharpening, refreshments, and washrooms. In the warmer months, activities include rollerblading on the rink base, shaded sitting areas grouped for social interaction, outdoor movies, walking paths through the park, and junior and senior play. The play structures are handicap accessible and provide opportunities to develop physical and social skills. Swing sets and play equipment are grouped to allow preschoolers to participate independently and safely. The main summer attraction is the splash pad which is fully automated and interactive. The spray equipment sequencing varies with each user’s defined activation.