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, Andrew Bruder and Justin MacPherson were all listed Monday by NHL Central Scouting in their final draft rankings. Among North American skaters for the June NHL draft in Dallas, Thomas was number 15, with Bruder at 114 and MacPherson ranked 201st.
The IceDogs successful 2017-2018 season came to an end in Hamilton in a 4-2 road loss Thursday night. Team Captain and 5 year Niagara forward Johnny Corneil scored the goal that started a late IceDogs comeback in the third.
The IceDogs had their way with visiting Hamilton for 40 minutes Wednesday night but couldn't hold a one goal lead, falling 4-2 in game four on home ice. It was Hamilton's first regulation win against the IceDogs in 10 tries this season.