King of the Jungle playground, James Floyd, Toronto, Ontario

 

Little Norway Park, also in Toronto. Love those silvery claws. No info on designer or date…Thanks to reader Scott Torrance for letting me know that this is the work of landscape architect James Floyd, who practices in Newfoundland.
[photos by bennylin0724 and greying_geezer via flickr]

7 Responses to “King of the Jungle playground, James Floyd, Toronto, Ontario”

  1. Someone Please Create a Toronto Playground-Finder App at Bunch Family said:

    […] chew toy, we realized there was a playground 100 metres away. Toddler heaven, in fact, with a fantastic slide coming out of a giant LION’s head. Toddler heaven. Why didn’t we know about […]

    May 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm

  2. ScottTorrance said:

    I believe it is Landscape Architect James Floyd who practices in Newfoundland.

    December 04, 2009 at 3:40 pm

  3. miracleplaysystems said:

    That is some serious concrete craftsmanship… any idea how they did it? This playsite must really allow children to get excited about it and keep going back because of the memorable images of the lion. I bet their imaginations go wild!

    July 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm

  4. Michelle said:

    This reminds me of my favorite sculpture from my childhood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Awakening_(sculpture) It was such a whimsical place for children to play. You could climb to the top of his knee (with the assistance of someone tall) or get in his mouth.

    July 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

  5. Jenny said:

    Fun assignment. I'll head down this weekend.

    July 14, 2009 at 8:56 pm

  6. arcady said:

    If it's any consolation, I didn't find it while I was there either! It popped up in a random google when I was already home. I don't always like animal figures on playgrounds but I think this lion is very appealing and friendly in appearance. If you go, let me know how the children seem to respond to it.

    July 14, 2009 at 5:41 pm

  7. Jenny said:

    What!? Near Harbourfront Centre? I used to pass that park on the way to work, but I've never known about this. Thanks!

    July 14, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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