Play­ground open again af­ter re­pairs

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

THE $3.4 mil­lion re­gional play­ground in Bi­bra Lake has re­opened af­ter be­ing closed through­out May for re­pairs and up­grades.

Poles for new shade sails were in­stalled while the City of Cock­burn also made re­pairs to Hob­bit Hill and the talk­ing rocks.

The play­ground now also in­cludes Wi-Fi ac­cess, which Mayor Lo­gan Howlett said would pro­vide “the com­mu­nity with free, fil­tered ac­cess to the in­ter­net”.

En­gi­neer­ing and works ser­vices direc­tor Charles Sul­li­van thanked the com­mu­nity for its pa­tience, say­ing it was cru­cial high­traf­fic ar­eas got the main­te­nance needed to en­sure the safety and com­fort of park users.

“The big­gest changes peo­ple will no­tice are to Hob­bit Hill, the talk­ing rocks and the weav­ing of rope through the fish trap climb­ing struc­tures,” he said.

“Poles have been in­stalled in readi­ness for shade sales to go up af­ter win­ter.”

The re­pairs and up­grades cost the City about $160,000.

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