Heather Park home to new play­ground

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

Young­sters in the Heather Park neigh­bour­hood in the Hart have a new play­ground to en­joy.

Re­cently com­pleted by the city, it is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble and has sev­eral other fea­tures in­clud­ing a “friend­ship swing” that al­lows to chil­dren to swing to­gether, swings with har­nesses to give greater sta­bil­ity to those with lim­ited up­per-body mo­bil­ity, a slide with rollers and an el­e­vated ac­cess ramp al­low­ing wheel­chair users to have a raised-level play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Heather Park Par­ent Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil raised about $125,000 to pay for the struc­ture.

“The Heather Park Par­ent Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil saw a need in our area for more safe and ac­ces­si­ble play­grounds that could be en­joyed by all chil­dren, and worked hard to raise the funds nec­es­sary to achieve our goal,” said PAC chair Ros­alie Mel­lott.

“We would like to thank the City of Prince Ge­orge for work­ing with us to make our goal a re­al­ity. Chil­dren in the neigh­bour­hood will ben­e­fit for years to come.”

Con­struc­tion be­gan in the sum­mer and was com­pleted in mid-Oc­to­ber.

Ear­lier in the year, the play­ground at Duchess Park re­ceived an ac­ces­si­bil­ity up­grade, and the city re­placed play­grounds at San­der­son, Jack­pine, Quin­son, Star­lane, and Ridgeview Parks.

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