Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mariner's Park fence to come down this weekend, as much anticipated playground re-opening arrives

Ar, Ye Matey's the fencing be coming down in time for the weekend,
as the newly renovated Mariner's Park Playground reopens

The long wait for Prince Rupert youngsters to put the new playground equipment at Mariner's Park to use will soon be over, with the City of Prince Rupert announcing today that the somewhat behind schedule project is almost complete, with the Grand Opening set for this weekend.

As we noted on the blog last week, the project had been struck by vandals a number of times since the city had closed the park for its makeover, the senseless acts putting the project behind schedule.

That however is all in the past, with Paul Rajendram, the Project Sponsor for the Lions Club looking forward to the official launch for the downtown playground overlooking Prince Rupert Harbour.

“We are proud to see this project completed and to help revitalize this important community asset,” ...  “We believe the healthiness of a community is reflected in child development, including creativity, team work, tolerance and a sense belonging. The Lion’s Club is thankful to the many local partners that stepped-up to ensure this project was a success, and we hope children and their parents enjoy and benefit from this park.”

The Lions were the lead group when it came to fundraising, and contributed an additional $30,000 to the project on the way to the finish line, the Mariner's renovation was also assisted by a number of significant donations from other community organizations:

Port of Prince Rupert $95,707
Shell Canada's Prince Rupert LNG fund $75,000
Ridley Terminals $25,000
Macro Properties $25,000
DP World $4,500
Prince Rupert Grain $2.500

Rapid Gantry also participated in the project with the contribution of in kind support towards new signs which will be installed later this year.

Many of the local organizations shared their enthusiasm for the opening through this media release from the City of Prince Rupert.

More items of interest about Community events can be found on our archive page.

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