Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park Renewal
Client : City of Brampton
Area : 100 Acres Chalet: 17,300 sf Tennis & Curling: 14,500 sf Row Pavilion: 5,550 sf
Program : Chalet / Clubhouse for the Ski Hill and Tube Hill, Lounge, Boardrooms, Meeting Rooms, Beach Volleyball Courts, Sports Field, Skateboard Park, BMX Trails, Tennis Courts, Curling Rink, Paddle Boat Pavilion, Cafe, Playgrounds, Splash Pad, Picnic Areas, Trails and Pathways
Completion : December 2011
Chinguacousy Park is a civic landmark in Brampton, a local and regional destination, with numerous sports facilities and leisure park activities throughout. The renewal goal was to create a welcoming community hub capable of sustaining year-long recreational activity, and to transform the park into a beautiful sequence of indoor and outdoor spaces. The park renewal is comprised of a new chalet / clubhouse for the ski hill, outdoor volleyball complex, new skateboard park and bmx trails, formal gardens, children's playground, and splash pad; renovations and addition to the tennis / curling club with seasonal air support structure for the new tennis courts; new park amenity / cafe at the underserved area of the park, supporting the new playground and picnic area, and a new boat pavilion, integrated into the water course within the park. The new facilities are a core group of structures within the larger park system, designed to modernize the park, develop a consistency in the park architecture, and link the program areas with new landscaping and pedestrian pathway system. They are designed using a consistent vocabulary of forms and palette of materials. Each building has a series of terraces and shaded deck areas overlooking park activities, reinforcing the indoor-outdoor intentions of the complex.