Good news for those families hoping to take advantage of the playgrounds in Muskoseepi and Maskwoteh Park, as construction crews have begun the final leg of work on both projects.
Contractors in Muskoseepi are currently installing 6675 square feet of rubber tiles which will make help make the playground area fully accessible. The tiles, which share the same shade of red as the iconic Muskoseepi Bear sign, was paid for with cash from the federal Enabling Accessibility Fund.
Officials say weather permitting the park will be open no later than mid-July. With a Canada Day weekend opening the best case scenario.
Crews in Maskwôtêh are in the midst of the final clean up after installing 8 new swing pods throughout the spring. Four of the new pods, a first in Grande Prairie, has enough room for a toddler and parent together to be face to face in the same swing bay.
Parks Planner Lindsay Juniper says the upgraded playground in Maskwoteh will be open by the middle of June.