On April 30, we celebrated Earth Day and the grand opening of the new play area at Huron Natural Area. What an amazing afternoon! Beautiful, sunny weather, and lots of people of all ages. It was wonderful!
Here's the Kitchener mayor, Berry Vrbanovic, along with city councillor Kelly Galloway-Sealock, cutting the ribbon with a crew of kids to officially open the new playground.
Local artist Ean Kools was spray painting our storage shed - so exciting to have a wonderful design on this space!
There were so many things going on - like tree planting, and native species seed planting, and a big fire truck dumping water on the new permeable parking lot, and Sarah Granskou leading a felted leaf craft as her artist-in-residence project for the city of Kitchener, snakes and reptiles to see and touch, a live birds of prey show - so many fun things. I was facilitating the evolution of a tent city - made with bamboo and Stick-lets and colourful fabric. Take a look!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play