Splash Pad for Woodlands Park

Splash Pad for Woodlands Park

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Woodlands Park needs a splash pad! 

Spanning Barton St E between Wentworth St N and Sanford Ave N, this park has the space and central location needed to really be an attraction and asset to the Barton Village community. 

This park was overlooked and neglected for a very long time (with children saying they were ‘embarrassed that this was their neighbourhood park’). The community pushed back and through support from various charitable organizations, the Councillors office and the city there has been building momentum to make this park a place the community can be proud of; with a new play structure, a soccer pitch, a multipurpose court, and a public graffiti wall. But, there is still a vast amount of empty and underused lawn, and there isn’t yet somewhere for kids to cool down and play in some water!

Neighbouring apartments are typically geared to low-income and many as a result do not have access to air conditioning or a yard to play outside in. Despite its name Woodlands Park has very little shade and many children do not play in the park because they need somewhere cool. A splash pad would greatly increase the usage of this park (and allow the neighbours to be proud of it). 

Woodlands park hosts many afterschool and summer school programs for children (Eva Rothwell, Cathy Wever, Boys and Girls Club and 541 Eatery & Exchange to name a few). While there are other parks in the area that have splash pads (and Birge Park has a pool), they are extremely busy. Many neighbouring families feel unsafe going to Birge Pool because on a normal summer day it feels like there are more people in the pool than water. So an additional water play place would improve these other parks too by alleviating the overcrowding. 

Adding a splash pad to Woodlands Park would have an incredible impact on the community. With so many young families in the area, we need another place for kids to play, especially during Hamilton’s ever-more-frequent heat waves. Please sign this petition in support of bringing a splash pad to our community of Barton Village for our families and visitors to enjoy!

[Photo by Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator]

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