Sunday, 19 October 2014

Pumpkin Parade is coming up on November 1!

Halloween is fast approaching - which means it's almost time for 2014's Pumpkin Parade!

Bring your friends, bring your pumpkins and meet us at the walkway close to the JJP entrance - we'll be there from 6.30-8.30pm. See you there!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Adopt-a-Tree 2014

We had a great turnout at our 2014 kickoff today! A crew of very enthusiastic volunteers spent the morning mulching all of the new trees. We filled and hauled about 300 buckets of mulch thanks to your muscle power!

Huge thanks to our Park Manager and city staff for organizing mulch delivery this week, and for providing shovels, gloves and pails today. 

Special thanks to Giorgio and family from Frank's Pizza House ( for feeding us the best pizza in town!

Psssst...there's still time to adopt a tree for the season! If you are able to drop by the park about once a week to water a tree or two this summer, we'd love to hear from you:

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Adopt-a-Tree Kick-Off - June 7

Adopted a tree last summer? Or wished you had? We need your help!

The trees planted last year need one more summer's worth of mulching and watering as they are still establishing their healthy root systems. 

We are looking for volunteers to help us mulch the trees on June 7th, and who will water "their" tree (or trees!) weekly this summer. 

Meetup at 9.30am near the playground. Shovels and refreshments will be provided! 

Please drop us a note at to adopt a tree or learn more.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Spring Maintenance

Thanks to our park manager, you will be seeing some improvements in the park soon:

- a broken bench in the playground will be repaired,
- the playground will be roto-tilled
- the playground sandbox will be topped up with new sand
- more No Smoking signs will be installed around the playground entrances. 
- garbage & recycling cans will be placed near the playground entrance and near the streetcar turnaround
- soap dispensers will be installed in the washrooms and kept full

In addition, a new cement pad has been created near the wading pool, to allow placement of a picnic table. The surrounding area has been roped off to allow new grass seed to sprout. 

These little things will really add up to a better park experience for all!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Don't forget your water!

Look at that sky! With warmer temps here, BYO water to the park - fountains, dog park water & washrooms aren't open just yet. 

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Kite Fest!

After a long and rainy week, Mother Nature came through for today's Kite Fest with blue skies and a good wind!

Thanks to all who came out! We had a great time seeing everyone, meeting new neighbours and watching the kites ride the breeze.

We are a GO for today!

No rain in the forecast, and windy midday. We are a GO for Kite Fest! 

See you in the park 12.30-2.30. Don't forget your kite!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

2014 Kite Fest - May 4

What are you doing on Sunday afternoon? If the weather is dry, bring your kite to the park!

Weather permitting, we will be there from 12.30-2.30. Free (pinless) pinwheel workshop, too. Check back here on Sunday morning to see if things are a go.

Fingers crossed for dry and breezy weather!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Community Cleanup Day

It was a cold morning but thanks to everyone who came out, we got the park cleaned up in record time this morning!

A huge thanks to everyone who participated, including Ward 17 Councillor Cesar Palacio. Special thanks to Frank Ruffolo, Recreation Coordinator, for helping to get the word out about this event and for providing staff and extra volunteers this morning.

A few photos: