Parks play a significant role in making Hamilton the best place to raise a child. Parks are part of the “green infrastructure” that improves our local environment and ensures its sustainability. Volunteers from service clubs, schools, businesses, and neighbourhoods put countless hours into keeping their neighbourhood park clean and green.
Investment in our city’s parks through partnerships enhances the infrastructure and equipment that would otherwise remain as is. Your investment can create the memories of childhood, provide reprieve from the summer heat with water from a splash pad, or shade from a tree. The possibilities are limitless – opportunities for an outdoor skating rink, a first goal into a hockey net, or the smell of spring as flowers begin to bloom.
Our partnership with Ryan Ellis and his Elly4Kids Foundation has assisted with the redevelopment of parks in Hamilton. The first playground redeveloped in 2016 was Andrew Warburton Memorial Park nand the second in 2017 was North Central Park. In 2018, the third play structure will be built at Woodlands Park.
Ryan Ellis of the Nashville Predators and his foundation Elly4Kids holds an annual charity golf tournament in support of the City of Hamilton Park Revitalization Project. The annual Ryan Ellis Charity Golf Classic raises over $93,000 with proceeds being used to purchase new play structure equipment and re-develop existing playgrounds in partnership with the City of Hamilton.
Thanks to Ryan and the Elly4Kids Foundation for their ongoing support…helping build play structures across our city!
Andrew Warburton Memorial Park - 2016 Project
On August 13th, 2016 Ryan Ellis of the Nashville Predators joined Mayor Eisenberger and other special guests to celebrate the formal grand opening of the new playground equipment at Andrew Warburton Memorial Park.
“This is a way for me to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the people of Hamilton for the support I received throughout my youth while I was developing into a professional hockey player,” said Ellis. “My successes are a result of the support of many friends, family and the greater-Hamilton community at large. I would like to see every kid have the same opportunities I was given while growing up.”
North Central Park - 2017 Project
The 2017 project supported a new upgraded play structure at North central Park located in the Keith Neighbourhood. The local residence, children and youth participated in an Extreme Park Makeover that included art boards, green projects and a Canada 150 seating area in addition to the Elly4Kids Foundation support of a new play structure. Jacques Lanthier represented the Elly4Kids Foundation at the opening celebration. Children enjoyed their new and enhanced play structure and park!
Woodlands Park - 2018 Project
The Elly4Kids Foundation has selected Woodlands Park as the recipient of the 2018 Park Redevelopment Project. In the summer of 2018 Woodlands Park will receive an Extreme Park Makeover which will include a new larger play structure.
Woodlands Park is a large park located in the Landsdale and Gibson Neighbourhoods and located in the middle of the Barton Village Business Improvement Area. The Landsdale and Gibson Neighbourhoods are one of Hamilton’s priority neighbourhoods.
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