Cumberland – Earlier today, Councillor Blais broke ground on a new park to be located at 1885 Celeste Way. This 0.24 hectare site, geared to young children, has a ‘Design with Nature’ theme and will incorporate development of a small seasonal wetland nearby to support the area eco-system.
“Parks are important to our families and neighbourhoods,” says Councillor Blais. “Since taking office, I have made the timely construction of new parks a top priority.”
The City is investing $165,000 in the park, which will feature:
- Swings area (2-bay with 1-accessible, 1-toddler and 2-belt seats)
- Sand playground with playhouse, spring log
- Wood fibre playground with ‘Big Foot’ paver path, spring ‘mushrooms’ and boulder conversation circle, set in meadow area
- Play mound / small winter sliding hill
- Chess table, benches
- Deciduous and coniferous trees, reforestation
- Cedar rail fencing and low berms to delineate the park
“Parks are a vital part of our new communities”, says Blais. “In 2012, a number of parks in Cumberland Ward will be constructed years ahead of schedule, including Ouellette Park in Chaperal, Vista Park in Avalon and Rock Knoll Park next to Des Sentiers School”.
The Commemorative Naming Committee recommended earlier today that the park be named in honour of Linda Dunn, a long-time volunteer and former Deputy Mayor of Cumberland Township.