Client: City of Ottawa
At Parkdale Park, canopies become canted kites suspended in the blue sky, bright red concrete balls are giant tomatoes to teeter on and the fieldhouse changes colour on approach . . . the imagination of a child at play.
Parkdale Park is located just off the Wellington ‘main street’ at Armstrong Street and Hamilton Avenue North and is adjacent to the Parkdale Market and is regarded as the heart of the Hintonburg community. It provides residents with a vibrant green space to enjoy recreational activities, social events and a fresh produce market.
The redevelopment of the site involved public consultation and thoughtful collaboration with the community, Parkdale Market group and municipal staff.
The field house, renovation designed by Colizza Bruni Architects, is now a civic landmark and offers barrier free access to all users.
Parkdale Park is now a comfortable and functional civic space. It is in sync with the artistic rhythm of Hintonburg’s citizens and arts community. It is an integral part of the Parkdale Market and a cherished community asset.