Extreme Park Makeovers

In 2018 there will be one major Extreme Park Makeover and mini-makeover. Woodlands Park in the Landsdale Neighbourhood will be the site of the 2018 Extreme Park Makeover in July. We are partnering with Elly4Kids Foundation to make this one of our largest makeovers. NHL Player Ryan Ellis & his foundation Elly4Kids is sponsoring a new play structure for this park! When the Makeovers are complete, we will celebrate with everyone who helped make the improvements possible.

2018 Extreme Park Makeover Projects


Woodlands Park

July 2018

Community members, the adopt-a-park group and local children will help beautify Woodlands Park. The Extreme Park Makeover at Woodlands Park will involve multiple activities to complete this park enhancement project. A new larger play structure will be installed thanks to our partnership with Elly4Kids Foundation.

Working with community stakeholders, a plan will be created to enhance park assets and reinvigorate Woodlands Park. Since our first Extreme Park Makeover in 2009, children, youth & families have all come to enjoy their refurbished parks. The Extreme Park Makeovers promote community involvement, attracts private donations, leverages municipal funds, and empowers neighbourhoods to take ownership of their local parks.

We know that years later, we need to re-visit those sites to provide some much needed TLC. We work with our Adopt-a-Park Groups and the neighbourhood to re-paint, update and renew some of the previous locations. We are working with our friends to hold several mini-makeovers at some of our past Extreme Park Makeover locations. These mini-makeovers will only help to continue to improve end reinvigorate our parks.

Depending on the scope of the project, Extreme Park Makeovers can take as little as one day or can extend over multiple days.

2017 Extreme Park Makeover Projects


North Central Park

July 7 & 8, 2017

Community members, the adopt-a-park group and local children will help beautify North Central Park. This small but well used park will get a facelift, including art panels and freshly painted murals sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hamilton In addition, there will be pollinator patches and shrub beds added to the park. Additional seating and improved amenities are all park of the Extreme Park Makeover.

We are also excited to announce that NHL Player Ryan Ellis and his foundation Elly4Kids has selected North Central Park for installation of a new play structure. The current structure is near its end of live, and a new play structure featuring slides and lots of play opportunities will be installed thanks to the generosity of the Elly4Kids Foundation.

Elly 4 Kids Foundation logo

Since our first Extreme Park Makeover in 2009, children, youth & families have all come to enjoy their refurbished parks. The Extreme Park Makeovers promote community involvement, attracts private donations, leverages municipal funds, and empowers neighbourhoods to take ownership of their local parks.

We know that years later, we need to re-visit those sites to provide some much needed TLC. We work with our Adopt-a-Park Groups and the neighbourhood to re-paint, update and renew some of the previous locations. We are working with our friends to hold several mini-makeovers at some of our past Extreme Park Makeover locations. These mini-makeovers will only help to continue to improve end reinvigorate our parks.

Depending on the scope of the project, Extreme Park Makeovers can take as little as one day or can extend over multiple days.

Mini-Park Makeovers

Pinky Lewis Parkettee –  Creative Play Zone


May 28, 2017

We are heading back to Pinky Lewis Parkette. The teaching garden area needs some repairs and we will be creating a new area for parents to sit and enjoy the gardens as well as a fun zone for creative play. The Creative Play Zone will add to existing programs offered at the recreation centre and CORE Kids Programs in the community.

  • 2017 - North Central Park
  • 2016 - Lucy Day Park
  • 2016 - Woodlands Park - Literacy Trail CN EcoConnections
  • 2015 - Life Saver Park
  • 2014 - Belview Park
  • 2014 - Pinky Lewis Parkette and Cathy Wever School – Scotts GRO1000 Grant Finalist
  • 2014 - Powell Park – Giver TVO Project
  • 2013 - Corktown Park
  • 2012 - Carter Park
  • 2011 - Jackie Washington Rotary Park – Spec Kids GreenGym installation
  • 2011 - Birge Park – Giver TVO Project
  • 2010 - Jackie Washington Rotary Park - phase 1
  • 2009 - Woodlands Park
  • 2009 - Bayview Park

Mini- Extreme Park Makeover

In addition to our Extreme Park Makeover, we try to reviosit one of the past locations of an Extreme Park Makeover. These mini projects will help sustain the work completed in the past by our volunteers. Fresh paint, new woodchips and art boards are all part of the mini-Extreme Park Makeover.

We started these mini- Extreme Park Makeovers is 2017:

2017 - Pinky Lewis Parkette & teaching gardens
2018 - To be announced soon