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Crosby Park

Crosby ParkThe much anticipated Crosby Park has reopened and there’s something for everyone to explore! No ordinary park, Crosby Park has been re-designed for inclusive recreation and now everyone, from the able-bodied and physically challenged to those with sensory and cognitive impairments, and even seniors, can enjoy the simple pleasures of outdoor recreation.


The first of its kind in Richmond Hill, Crosby Park (located at the corner of Newkirk Road and Crosby Avenue) provides a variety of recreational activities, personal enjoyment and socializing for all ages. The park's design interprets diverse landscape types including forests, meadows, dells, hollows, ponds, rivers and valleys to create a stimulating and fully accessible outdoor recreation environment.

Map to Crosby Park (located behind Centennial Pool)

Features

Water Play Area
  • frog pond with water-squirting frogs, spraying cattails, turtles, tadpoles and lily pads
  • ground geysers and misters
  • a curved wave dock and a wall with sequenced water jets
  • rain wall
Playground Area
  • one of the largest playground structures in Ontario, which can be accessed, in its entirety, without steps
  • gently sloping ramps with railings
  • rubberized play surface 
  • rubberized and non-rubberized swing courts
  • accessible swing seats
  • elevated sandbox
  • numerous slides, including a double-width slide that can accommodate a child and caregiver
  • tree house
  • drum tables to play music on
  • many seating areas for parents and caregivers
Other Unique Elements
  • Sensory Garden with a variety of annuals, herbs, perennials and grasses
  • accessible board game tables
  • wayfinding signage
  • extra-wide, gently sloping trails;
  • colourful birdhouses and various artwork throughout the site 
  • many seating and lookout areas for birdwatching
  • new entranceway and drop-off area to improve access to Centennial Pool

Fully accessible water play area with rain wall

One of the largest playground structures in Ontario, which can be accessed, in its entirety, without steps

Fully accessible playground structure with gently sloping ramps

Something for everyone to explore. Photo courtesy Glenn Steplock
Photo by Glenn Steplock

 

Crosby Park News 
Council Highlight - Crosby Park Receives Award of Excellence - July 13, 2009
Photo Opp. - Crosby Park at the Grand Reopening & Family Fun Day - September 2, 2008
News Release - Richmond Hill's First Fully Accessible Park Now Open! - July 7, 2008
News Release - Crosby Park Fundraising Effort Tops $300,000 Mark And Still Going - September 26,2006 


Crosby Park Family Fair/Family Fun Day Galleries
The Crosby Park Family Fair has become an annual tradition in Richmond Hill. This event gives the community the chance to come out to Crosby Park for a fun-filled day of activities, including a barbecue, music, arts and crafts and much more. In addition, residents of all ages and abilities can enjoy the park's many exciting fully-accessible features.

Crosby Park Family Fair Photos - September 12, 2009
Crosby Park Family Fun Day & Grand Reopening Photos - September 6, 2008
Crosby Park Family Fun Day & Official Groundbreaking Photos - May 26, 2007
Crosby Park Family Fun Day Photos - June 3, 2006



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