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.
The Niagara IceDogs accumulated 40 shots in a Friday road matchup in Mississauga but still fell 4-0. That sets up Saturday's home date with North Bay as the game of the year, with both teams in a statistical tie for fourth in the OHL's Eastern Conference.
Stephen Dhillon made 43 saves, including a season high 23 in the first, in an IceDogs 4-1 win over visiting Saginaw Thursday night. Kirill Maksimov scored a pair and added an assist against his former team, while Liam Ham, Ben Jones and Sam Miletic all had multi-point games.
On January 28th, the IceDogs were a shot away from a record setting third 3 in 3 weekend sweep but it was not to be, losing in a North Bay shootout. Since then, the team has gone winless in ten including a Monday afternoon overtime loss in Peterborough 4-3.