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Bennetto students see playground revitalized

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Bennetto students see playground revitalized

In coordination with City of Hamilton Councillor, Jason Farr (Ward 2) and No. 9, a not-for-profit based in Toronto focused on eco-literacy programming in elementary public schools, Bennetto Elementary School unveiled their new playground this September.

This project originated as part of the Imagining My Sustainable City (IMSC) program, through No. 9 in 2016. My Sustainable City saw Bennetto students and their teach­ers work with pro­fes­sion­al ar­chi­tectural ed­ucators to cre­ate a sustainable urban design and ar­chi­tectural project of their playground. Councillor Farr provided $150,000 from his Ward 2 Capital Reserves and HWDSB matched this amount to bring the playground from imagination to reality.

The new Bennetto playground includes:

Kindergarten Play Area

  • Astroturf play area
  • Revitalized benches
  • Naturalized log features for imagination play


  • Outdoor classroom
  • Celebration Tree follow the leader circle play
  • 3-hoop play structure
  • Long jump pit
  • Armour stone and benches for gatherings as identified by students
  • Ring Bench designed by a student
  • Tree planting
  • Creative butterfly and flower asphalt painted based on student design
  • Gagaball pit
Updated on Friday, September 28, 2018.
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