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.
IceDogs Head Coach David Bell has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Ontario Reign of the AHL. After four years with the IceDogs, the last as head coach, Bell moves on to the number one affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.
The CHL Import draft is underway and with the 13th overall pick the IceDogs have selected Swedish D-Man Timothy Liljegren. Liljegren stands 6'1" tall, weighing in at 191lbs and was Toronto's first round selection, 17th overall at last weekend's NHL entry draft.
The IceDogs pre-season schedule has been announced with four exhibition games beginning September 1st, featuring home games in both Thorold and Beamsville. Barrie and Kitchener will provide the opposition in preparation for the 2017-2018 regular season.