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.
Three goals in the first 2:35 of the game propelled the IceDogs to a 5-2 exhibition win in Kitchener. Stephen Dhillon was outstanding in goal as Billy Burke's Dogs faced a large number of shorthanded situations.
Ondrej Machala scored two goals and added an assist as the IceDogs dropped a 7-5 decision to the Kitchener Rangers. The third game of the pre-season was played before a great crowd at the Fleming Centre in Beamsville.
Two first period goals in under a minute were not enough as Barrie held off the IceDogs 4-2 Thursday night. Drew Hunter and Andrew Bruder both scored their first goals in the opening twenty.