Councillor Paula Fletcher, Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff, playground designer Adam Bienenstock and more than 400 volunteers from ING Direct Canada descended upon McCleary Playground Sept 17 to transform it into a natural playground. Some of the play features include a mister, climbing boulders, musical instruments, and a hill slide. At Queen and McGee streets, "Leslieville is a perfect location for a natural playground because this is one of the greenest neighbourhoods in the city," says Councillor Paula Fletcher.
McCleary playground opens
The playground became a reality through a $300,000 donation from ING direct as well as a donation from Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. "We're thrilled such an innovative playground is in Ward 30 and accessible to all residents," Fletcher says. For more photos, check out the Gallery.