Aug 24, 2010

New play structure on the way

Bourkevale Community Centre's new play structure has been ordered and could arrive as early as this fall. The structure, as featured here, will replace the old wooden model and will be located on the same foot print just north of the club.
The structure includes a steel, double slide that will face north to avoid direct sunlight, a corkscrew slide, climbing nets, multiple platforms and a track slide. There will be swings located to the west of the main structure and even a spring teeter-totter.
The structure will be wheelchair accessible.
The existing site will be excavated and the current pea-gravel will be replaced with a safer, spongy material known as engineered wood fibre. Bourkevale will also be getting two new picnic tables, two new park benches and two modern-style garbage containers in the immediate area.
The company that won the bid for the play structure is scheduled to begin construction this fall. But there is a possibility it may not get done until the spring. Bourkevale's executive has been working with the city in recent months to acquire a new play structure and finalized plans with city officials in August.