The City has begun the process of replacing five playgrounds all across town. Those being replaced this summer are in Byng Park, Eaglenest Park, Moosehart Park, North College Park and St. Mary Park.
In total, the City will be replacing 25 playgrounds over five years, and leaving 23 parks as is. However, 20 playgrounds will be removed and not replaced at all, as they are not up to standard.
Work will also get underway Monday to remove the playground equipment from the school year at Ron Brent School, to be replaced later this summer.
“So Ron Brent is a very unique model. It’s a relationship with the School District. So, what happened was a portion of the land at Ron Brent Park was sold for the new seniors’ housing complex. So we worked with Ron Brent School to create what we’re calling a park and school combined space. So all of the playground equipment is going to be replaced from the proceeds of the land sale,” explains Laurie-Ann Kosec, Strategic Parks Planner for the City. “And the second thing we’re going to be doing is working with residents this Fall, inviting everyone to an open house, to ask what we should do with the rest of park.”
Because neighbourhoods change regularly and the needs of the residents with them, there will be annual reviews to the playground replacement program as well as the parks plan.
A full list of parks and their fate can be found here: https://princegeorge.ca/Things%20to%20Do/Pages/Parks%20Trails%20and%20Sports%20Fields/Our%20Parks/Playgrounds.aspx