Fisher Park’s Grand Re-Opening

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Next week marks the end of summer for Kitchissippi kids, but the fun’s hardly over! I’d like to welcome you and your kids ‘Back to School’ with the, Grand Re-Opening of Fisher Park
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
3:30-5:00 PM
Remarks and official opening at 4:30
Fisher Park
250 Holland Avenue
Please join Mayor Jim Watson, my fellow Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee and me to celebrate the re-opening of Fisher Park with friends and neighbours and a few surprises too.

Since May, extensive renovations have been underway at Fisher Park to rejuvenate this well used community park.  Funding for the park from the City’s general spending was only $220,000 to replace the play structures and build a new splash pad. I invested $740,000 of Kitchissippi cash-in-lieu of parkland funds to ensure it received the upgrades our growing community needs, including:

  1. A larger splash pad area with expanded number of water features
  2. Two separate senior play structures, including a space net climbing component
  3. A realigned and separated pathway system for children’s safety and to accommodate flow through traffic
  4. Relocation of existing pre-school play equipment
  5. Significant number of new benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles & extension of the armour stone sitting wall around play areas
  6. Widened and landscaped pathway corridor leading to Holland Avenue park entrance, for visibility and public safety
  7. New fencing, pathway lighting, community bulletin board and 2 new park signs
  8. Grading, landscaping and extensive new tree planting to replace removals and to buffer adjacent residences
  9. Replacement of existing basketball court with 2 new full size courts and 2 practice keys
  10. Improvements to Elmdale Tennis Club site

I hope you and your family will be able to join us after the first day of school for this fun event.

Best wishes to your family for back to school,
Katherine Hobbs

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