sKreamers is a fundraising project of the Kiwanis Club of Eastern Ottawa EST (formerly Orleans). Proceeds were primarily targeted to support the development and expansion of the Kiwanis Adventure Park, Ottawa’s largest playground.
When the Kiwanis Club decided to build a playground in Orleans, community involvement was the key objective, so we put out an invitation to 60 children to take part in a design workshop to tell us what play elements they wanted. After all, who best to consult than the children who will enjoy the facility for years to come.
From that adventure we learned that the kids wanted a huge ship and a tall Parliament-style tower with gigantic slides to offer the best play while reflecting our local community and National Capital city.
The mega playground is 10 times the size of any typical community play structure and is located at the Cumberland Millennium Sports Park, 2135 Trim Road. The park is specifically targeted for children ages two to 12 of all abilities.
And best of all, our community supported the project with over 150 friends and neighbours who volunteered to build the structure and complete the safe surfaces.
And with your help, they’re not done yet!
UPDATE! Funds raised at sKreamers went to purchase and install an incredible merry-go-round spinning rope tower in the shadow of the main climbing structure.