Friday, August 18, 2017

Mariner's Park Playground renewal project set for September start

Mariner's Park the city's downtown oasis is about to see some
remediation work take place on the playground section of the park

Youngsters in Prince Rupert will be without their usual playground options at Mariner's Park starting at the end of this month, but a little bit of disappointment should give way to some joy, once the one month closure for the popular facility comes to an end and an upgraded version returns to service in October.

The City of Prince Rupert announced the pending playground closure today, effective as of the end of August, noting that the project which is led by the Prince Rupert Lions Club is ready to move forward through the fall months providing for the installation of a new rubber surface for the playground base; as well as for the installation of new equipment as part of the renewal.

A conceptual drawing of the new equipment provides a glimpse of some of the features to be included in the play area, with the reopening planned for early October.

In addition to the hard work of the Lions Club in the community to bring the project alive, sponsorship of the playground has been provided by the Port of Prince Rupert, Macro Properties and what may be the last of the Shell Canada funding for the community through their now terminated Prince Rupert LNG project.

You can review the full announcement from the City here.

More notes related to City developments can be found on our archive page.

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