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Citizen-Z Cavan Young's 2004 film about the zamboni crisis





Moss Park Belair Recreational Products

Address: 150 Sherbourne Street, map

Recreational Infrastucture agreement:

Rationale describing the specific problems or objectives this project will address: "SERVICE IMPROVEMENT AND ENHANCEMENT- This project will replace the current low play-value/ less challenging playground equipment with modern multi-task structures that will provide greater physical challenges and better social interaction." Read more >>

Playground history (incomplete)

Moss Park playground maintenance history

Stimulus fund playground spending:
Design and contract administration: $7,450
Construction: $20,392
Play Equipment: $33,997
Surfacing: $32,325
Total cost: $94,164


August 16, 2010: The playground's older structure is still in the playground (but the date/manufacturer label has been removed), and a newer one seems to have been added recently.

Moss Park also has a splash pad, which worked poorly almost from the beginning and still works poorly now. On a sunny Sunday afternoon in August, there were no children in sight. Four rough-looking adults were sitting in the shade by the wading pool, and three pigeons were sitting on the new wood-fibre surfacing underneath the new playground structure.

Photos: August 15, 2010

generic Stimulus funds signage

solid, older playground structure, south side

older playground structure, north side

last link of the curved slide gone, entry boarded up

date label removed

new structure

Belair Recreational Products (BRP) stamp

new swings (but only two)

new benches, in a straight line

benches face community garden, beside the playground

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