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As promised a few posts back, I finally got around to checking out the newly opened Underpass Park. Located under and around the Eastern Avenue, Richmond and Adelaide overpasses, it is the most extensive park ever built under an overpass in Canada, and the first ever in Toronto.
The park is being constructed in two phases. The first opened on August 2nd, with the second expected in spring 2013. Earlier in the week I visited the area to see what the first half looks like!
With construction fences still up along St. Lawrence St, it was a bit hard to find a way into to the park. The easiest way is to come in along King St. East and turn onto Lower River St, the park runs on either side of it.
Underpass park is divided into three main areas. The first is West of Lower River St. This part was geared more towards smaller children.
There’s a teeter-totter, hopscotch, 4-square, swings and few “kid friendly” structures for children to play on! The floor around these attractions is made of a soft, almost spongy material… pretty cool to walk on!
On August 2nd, 2012 pack your picnic baskets and head to the park… the Underpass Park!
The park will be the most extensive park to ever be built under an overpass in Canada. Underpass Park, located in the West Don Lands and under the Gardiner Expressway, innovatively re-engineers the area under the overpasses and creates an inviting year-round public amenity.
I’ve been taking pics of the progress over the past couple months and can’t wait to see what the finished product will look like!
They’ll be having the big unveil this Thursday at 10am! Look for more updates from the area in coming posts!