Niagara Falls names 10 parks to be replaced this year
The City of Niagara Falls has announced the ten playgrounds that will be replaced in 2017.
Chippawa Lions Park (3970 Welland Street)
FJ Miller Park (7018 Valiant Street)
Glenview Park (4521 Leader Lane)
Gustavus Munroe Park (8180 Rideau Street)
Ontario Park (5300 Ontario Avenue)
Prince Edward Park (5522 Prince Edward Avenue)
Royal Manor Park (5616 Glamis Crescent)
Solar Park (6519 Jupiter Boulevard)
Stamford Lions Park (3843 Orlando Drive)
Westfield Park (6983 Warden Avenue)
The playgrounds were selected based on the 10 year infrastructure assessment and the desire to geographically spread the playground replacements City-wide.
All park improvement projects will include new playground equipment, accessible pathways, seating, bike racks, signage and landscaping. Furthermore, all new playgrounds will receive an accessible artificial turf safety surfacing instead of the typical engineered wood chip surfacing.
In addition to the above, Ontario and FJ Miller Parks will each have a tennis court refurbished and a new multi-purpose basketball court established.
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the new playground at Royal Manor Park will have a Canadiana theme.
Akil Thomas of the IceDogs was named today to the OHL's All-Rookie team. Thomas was selected as the first team right winger, garnering more votes than any other first year player.
The IceDogs made 5 selections Wednesday night in the first ever Under 18 Priority Selection event. While the traditional Priority Selection draft is dominated by Minor Midget hockey players, the Under-18 draft is to identify "late bloomers" from the Major Midget hockey ranks.
Six Niagara IceDogs prospects from last weekends’ draft have been invited to participate in the upcoming 2017 OHL Gold Cup. Philip Tomasino, Billy Constantinou, Ian Martin, Christian Sbaraglia, Ryan Campbell and Mason Howard will be in Kitchener for the event May 3rd-7th.