Barber Park in Chilliwack features brand-new play equipment

Chilliwack has an annual program in place geared to reinstalling colourful and CSA-approved play structures

A crew installs edging around Barber Park and its new playground equipment on Thursday morning.

Barber Park is one of three parks getting a fresh look this year in Chilliwack.

The play structures in the playground section of Barber Park were recently replaced and upgraded under the Community Play Structure budget at a cost of about $60,000.

“Barber Park plays a special role in the surrounding community, bringing residents together for Canada Day celebrations, children’s playdates, and much more,” said Mayor Gaetz.

Barber Park is one of three parks that will be updated this year, and there were three that underwent upgrades in 2014 as well.

“Thanks to valuable feedback from residents, we know this park will continue to meet their unique needs for years to come,” added the mayor.

City of Chilliwack has an annual program in place to reinstall CSA-approved play equipment in parks where old equipment was previously removed.

The play structures were upgraded last year in Topley Park, Wells Landing Park

and The Landing Park (large slide).

This year equipment will be upgraded in Davies Park, Fiesta Park, and Promontory School for Promontory West Park.

They also have Salish Park scheduled for upgrade under the DCC program.

“The City of Chilliwack has been in consultation with nearby residents for the last two years in order to develop an updated playground that best reflects the needs of the community while complying with current standards as outlined by the Canadian Standard Association (CSA),” according to the news release.

A ribbon cutting is set for June 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Barber Park off Henley Avenue, with the public invited to join Mayor Sharon Gaetz and council members at the event.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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