The Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA) is a volunteer, non-profit community group of local residents that represents over 1,500 households in our neighbourhood.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fisher Park Playground and Splash Pad Update

The WVCA has received an update from the City regarding the completion date for Fisher Park.

The play structures are scheduled to be ready for this Saturday, Aug. 31st. The splash pad will be operable by the following Tuesday. The splash pad will then be programmed so that it only operates between 4 pm and 7 pm on weekdays and between 8 am and 7 pm on weekends, until is closed down for the winter (late September). This operating schedule is in keeping with City policy for splash pads located adjacent to schools. The splash pad will be programmed to operate 7 days a week during Fisher Park School summer holidays.

While the new playground will be open this weekend, please note that there will be some construction fencing left in place to protect large newly sodded areas in the park, to allow the sod to properly root. There are a few deficiencies remaining to be completed, namely the installation of the community bulletin board, 2 new park signs, replacement of the fencing along Harmer Avenue and the colour acrylic coating and line painting for the new basketball courts. These will be completed over the next couple of weeks.

The delays in completion of the redevelopment project were due to a combination of lots of rain in the spring/early summer and to the late delivery of critical equipment from suppliers, such as; water play elements, the net climber and the pathway lighting. When key equipment delivery dates were missed, it caused ripple delays in the installation of associated infrastructure, paving and landscaping etc. As the school year begins the same week as the opening, the splash pad will be programmed to be operational on weekends only, likely until the end of September.

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