City Playgrounds Open to the Public June 1

City Playgrounds Open to the Public June 1
Posted on 05/29/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that all City owned playgrounds will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1.

“We want to take this time to thank the public for their cooperation and understanding while the playgrounds were closed,” said Councillor Mitchell Tweel, chair of Parks and Recreation Committee. “As the weather continues to get nicer, it will be very exciting to see the children back out in the community playgrounds.”

Some local playgrounds will also see equipment upgrades in the coming weeks, as passed by Council during the May meeting. New equipment will be installed at the following playgrounds:

• Lions Park will receive medium play structures with a high play value, play novelty, ages 2 – 12 years ($23,755.55);
• MacPherson Park will receive medium play structures with a high play value, play novelty, ages 2 – 12 years ($23,773.95);
• Kennedy Park and MacLean Park will both receive a six-foot (two bay) swing set with two tot seats and two belt seats ($4,567.80);
• Rosemount Park and Westridge Park will both receive an eight-foot (two bay) swing sets with two tot seats and two belt seats ($4,665.55);
• MacMillan Park will receive a six-foot (one bay) swing sets with one tot seat and one belt seat ($1,251.20).

PlayPower was awarded the tender for all listed equipment. An additional $75,000 was also approved for playground removal, installation, and contingency costs.

As summer approaches and we enter into Phase 3 of the Renew PEI Together plan, the City of Charlottetown wants to remind the public to continue to follow the PEI Public Health requirements, such as: physical distancing, hand hygiene, and follow guidelines on limited public gatherings. Playground users will be responsible to follow guidelines outlined on signage at each play structure. Play structures will be limited to 20 participants per playground, depending on size and physical distancing requirements.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at: 902-368-1025.