Harrison Park Tot Lot Playground Has Re-Opened to The Public

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The newly constructed Harrison Park Tot Lot playground has re-opened to the public. The new playground features accessible amenities, offering a safe and inclusive outdoor recreation space for young children.

 

Owen Sound’s Recreation, Parks and Facilities Master Plan identifies accessible and affordable recreation opportunities as a priority. The upgrades provide accessibility enhancement in the areas of Mobility, Vision, Hearing, Mental Well-Being and Sensory.

 

The Harrison Park Tot Lot is a central and heavily used space for park-goers. The new playground provides for a more modern feel and includes climbers, slides and spinners that support physical activity, intellectual development, social interaction and emotional wellness.

 

Park users are reminded of COVID-19 safety considerations when using playgrounds and play structures. Maintain physical distancing when possible, wash hands before and after use and consider visiting at off-peak times to avoid congestion.

Quotes:

We are excited to have new accessible equipment installed at Harrison Park. I encourage parents and caregivers to take your children to play at this fun and safe barrier-free playground– Mayor Ian Boddy.

Quick Facts:

§  The new Tot-Lot play structure was reviewed by the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee and is compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

§  The project budget was $100,000.00 in the City’s approved 2020 capital program.

§  Anticipated life expectancy for new playground equipment is 25 years.

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