Mississauga, ON
Client: City of Mississauga
Size: 300 square meters
Completion: 2016
The park provides much-needed recreational opportunities for the underserved northwest neighbourhoods in Mississauga. STUDIO tla was commissioned to design a preliminary concept for presentation and review by the community. In late 2014, our concept was approved, and a revised budget was made available for the development of the park. In 2015, STUDIO tla was the successful proponent of the city-issued proposal request and we began work to revise our preliminary concept. With a limited budget STUDIO tla’s primary focus was to distill the creative and salient features of the original concept and create a neighborhood recreational amenity.  The park features are organized around a central square from which pathways geometrically connect to the outlying streets and path networks. The axial patterning ordered the Junior and Senior playgrounds, skateboard and BMX park, and multi-use sports court into quadrants. Interspersed between these quadrants are flexible green spaces and exercise stations. At the centre is an inviting and comfortable plaza encircled by American Beech trees, a shade pavilion, a curved raised planter which doubles as a seating, and a water spray feature.