Invest In Play
Invest in Play

Project Details

Grade 3 Student

I am so excited because there will be a big playground and new bleachers!

Project Details

Your gift will give children of KCS and the Kingsway community:
  • Two new playground structures designed with all our students in mind: one structure for older children and one for the youngest
  • An outdoor classroom to take learning into nature
  • Updated landscaping to create a tranquil green space in the heart of the Kingsway
  • A walking loop surrounding the perimeter of the park as a dedicated jogging space and a marked route for KCS athletics teams to practice
  • A drinking fountain to maintain hydration during athletic events
  • A new irrigation system for the field so students can get outside and be active all year round

Updated field irrigation will ensure our students and community members have full use of the field all year round.
 
Currently, the field doesn’t drain properly with excessive rain or snow, which causes the field to become a muddy puddle or a sheet of ice. To address this problem, we will:
  • Remove two feet of soil from the current field and replace it with better draining soil and sub-drains under the field area
  • Artificial swales will be added around the field to manage water runoff and increase rainwater infiltration
  • The field will be re-graded to best direct drainage to the swales
  • Holding tanks will be added underground near Canterbury Drive to hold water runoff and allow it to infiltrate into the subsoils keeping the top of the field from pooling with water
A new playground to spark imagination.
 
Currently, the playground is outdated and doesn’t offer enough variety or challenge for children.
To address this problem, we will:
  • Design and create play equipment that offers high play value for different ages and abilities
  • Create a space where wooden play features blend into the landscape setting integrating play with seating, learning and exploring
  • The playground will be retained by tiered armour-stone, levelling the play surface and creating a seating area facing the field
  • A play tower will be installed with a variety of entrances and exit features
  • Wooden climbing structures offer a challenge for different ages and abilities
  • Swings and spinner equipment will be installed to create moving play equipment

CONSTRUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE SUMMER 2019 FOR COMPLETION BY LABOUR DAY 2019

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Now is the time to Invest in Play

The Humbertown Park Renovation Project Committee Members thank you in advance for your support to make this project a reality. 

Tiffany Jay Sherri Field
Vaughan MacLellan Derek Logan
Brian McLaughlin Hallie McClelland


George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
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Donor Recognition

Bronze: $5,000 - $9,999
Silver: $10,000 - $19,999
Gold: $20,000 - $49,000
Platinum: $50,000 +

Senior Kindergarten Student

I am most excited about the climbing structure!
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