It’s Getting Close to Pool Time!
Wading pools will open for the season starting on July 3, 2018 (weather dependent) and run until August 28. It’s usually open noonish until around dinner time, closed on Wednesdays. The city’s Wading Pool Information Page has more information and a map. The opening of wading pools is dependent on the weather. If the weather looks uncertain, call the Seasonal Recreation Office at 613-580-2590 to find out if the wading pool is open that day.
New boards on the picnic tables.
On 2018-05-15 08:52 PM, Heather Pearl wrote:
Hi neighbours. This note is an update to Alex’s message regarding the new / refurbished park benches and picnic tables. This truly was a successful team effort, led by Champlain Park resident Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie. Dominique was ably and enthusiastically assisted by residents Alex Smith and Carol Arnason, and Fiona Mitchell, who is Jeff Leiper’s Assistant.
As a result of the team effort, we not only have better furniture. Carol Arnason now has a contact in the City’s Public Works Department. Carol hopes to benefit Park users by fostering this relationship with Public Works, but she needs your help. As a first step, she would like to meet with neighbours who use the play area and pool during the summer. One goal is to involve residents in helping to maintain a safe, clean Park for their kids. Please be in touch.
Carol can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I see that we have some repaired park benches, with new wood replacing the older splintered boards. There’s a bit of a story behind that…
Our community association co-chair had noticed that the benches were getting worn out, with splintered or rotting wood in several places. She took some photos last year in May 2017 to document it.
Worn out Bench (they all look like this). Though this one has one more recent beam in the back rest. Note the partial coverage of the back rest, which can be uncomfortable for some people. In May 2017.
The Champlain Park wading pool schedule is:
Season July 4, 2017 to August 28, 2017
Monday 11 am to 6 pm
Tuesday Noon to 7 pm
Thursday Noon to 7 pm
Friday 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday Noon to 5 pm
Sunday Noon to 5 pm