Wednesday, June 20, 2018

McKay Street Park Opening delay to continue into July

Early July is the latest target date for the opening of the McKay Street Park
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The construction fencing has come down, but a barrier is still in place at the site of the McKay Street Park, with the City of Prince Rupert now taking over the process of meeting the standards required by the municipal insurance agency in order to open the park for use.

In an information release from Tuesday, the city advised that the goal is now to have the park open to the public by July 6th, with the City work crews having already done quite a bit of work to level out and improve the area surrounding the playground.

The project was initially put in place in April by a volunteer group led by Transition Prince Rupert, with the anticipated opening delayed through much of May and now into June.

There is was no indication from the information release as to what the additional cost for the required work will be and if the city will be responsible for the cost of the work required to meet insurance approval levels.

You can review the city's notes on the park here.

Fencing will remain up until Friday in order to all ow the replacement
surface for the Mariner's Park play area to cure 

Over at Mariner's Park, the resurfacing work has been completed on the playground area, but signs and fencing remain up asking that residents allow the work on the rubberized surface to cure.

In addition to the warranty work on the rubberized play surface, the Mariner's Park makeover also has included the replacement of the base for a new sign for the park which is now in place at the Park entrance on 1st Avenue East.

The play area of the park was closed for use last Friday, with the date for reopening set for June 23rd.

In May, the City of Prince Rupert announced plans to host a Grand Reopening Celebration  from 11 AM to 1 PM on the 23rd.

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