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Parks Events

Recreation and Parks Month Celebrations 2014!

Thanks you to all the volunteers and partners who made June Recreation & Parks Month a huge success. Many of the Adopt-a-Park groups participated by holding clean-up events, planting trees and butterfly gardens and hosting community gatherings, bbqs and picnics in the park.

Great parks make great neighbourhoods!

Are you not a registered Adopt-a-Park group? Why not consider becoming one? It's easy, fun, and has a positive effect on your community. Find out how you can be part of the Adopt-a-Park Program.

Share your successes. Complete the Community Improvement Report and share stories and pictures on our facebook page at

Extreme Park Makeover

June 2014 was a busy month as the City works on two Extreme Park Makeovers.

Belview Park
Students from Holy Name of Jesus and community volunteers (Friends of Belview Park Adopt-a-Park Group) participated in the Extreme Park Makeover on June 11-13th. An outdoor classroom, graffiti abatement and tree mulching where all part of this makeover. A Dino was added to the play structure and the fence line was covered with the “Land of Super Here-O’s.” Visit the updated splash pad this summer and enjoy a book from the new “Free Little Book Library.”

Pinky Lewis Parkette & Cathy Wever School
Through the support of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Communities in Bloom, the City of Hamilton; working with the Rotary Club of Hamilton, Wever CORE and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board restored the area around the Pinky Lewis Parkette and Cathy Wever School on June 18-20th.

Community Volunteers and Team Orange from ArcelorMital Dofasco joined in this exciting project to build an outdoor classroom, teaching garden and nature areas at the Norman Pinky Lewis Parkette and Cathy Wever School. A Children’s Show Case Garden was built including raised vegetable garden beds and a pumpkin patch.

A fall harvest celebration is being planned including the naming of the new soccer field. September 11th will mark the community dedication and harvest event.

 Application for 2015 Extreme Park Makeover

Does your part need a little TLC? Do you want to engage the community in making your park the best park in the neighbourhood? Do you want improved amenities? The 2015 Extreme Park Makeover could be coming to your park. Over $10,000 will be invested in improving and enhancing your park. Complete the application and submit it before August 1st and your park could be hosting the 2015 Extreme Park Makeover!

The following criteria will help make your application successful.

  • All parks must be part of the Adopt-a-Park Program before June 2015 (
  • The funds must be used for supplies and materials to enhance and improve your park
  • Community engagement is a must, do you have partners and volunteers to help?
  • This is a park maintenance program and not a park redevelopment
  • Do you have the ability to attract sponsors and partners?
  • Do you have a need for improvement in your park?

Apply today by filling in the application form.