Splash pad, washroom unveiled at Forest Glade Optimist Park

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Article content material A brand new splash pad and accessible washroom unveiled at Forest Glade Optimist Park on Thursday can be open by the Victoria Day lengthy weekend. Article content material Situated between Forest Glade Library and the skate park, the $750,000 funding is a part of a $2.2-million sports activities and recreation improve underway within the space. Ward 7. Coun. Jeewen Gill contributed $20,000 in ward funds in direction of the $50,000 buy and set up of safety cameras to assist monitor park exercise. “Because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, we noticed an elevated use of those (park) facilities,” Gill stated. “The town is continuous to make investments to make them higher and extra usable.” Subsequent up for park enhancements is the completion and set up of recent pickleball and tennis courts the place the previous tennis courts as soon as have been. That $850,000 undertaking is anticipated to be completed by the primary day of summer time. Article content material A brand new splash pad is proven on the Forest Glade Optimist Park on Thursday, Might 12, 2022. Photograph by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star New catch basins have been put in in and across the car parking zone space, the place the ultimate carry of asphalt paving would be the last contact. Forest Glade Park tennis facility to see $850K enhancements Enhancements introduced for Forest Glade Optimist Park Metropolis council strikes forward with $1.8 million in upgrades to a few parks The park additionally presents baseball diamonds, a twin-pad enviornment, a neighborhood centre, a library, multi-use trails, and extra. “It’s such a vacation spot for individuals who stay on this neighborhood that we need to hold making enhancements that meet the wants of the residents,” stated Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. James Chacko, senior supervisor of parks for town, stated he expects all 9 splash pads in Windsor can be up and working forward of the approaching lengthy weekend beginning Might 21. All are freed from cost and can function seven days every week from 8 a.m. to eight p.m., climate allowing, till Thanksgiving. tcampbell@postmedia.com twitter.com/wstarcampbell

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