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Wheels will whirl in Wellsford

Published: 25 May 2018

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Upgrades for skate park and play space in Wellsford

Wellsford kids will soon be riding their wheels and shooting hoops at a skate park and playground.

Rodney Local Board Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Brent Bailey says the local board has been working with the community, schools and council to improve Wellsford War Memorial Park.

“Several years ago, locals asked for improvements to the skate park and while it has taken time, the end result will be a well-integrated and connected play space.”

Design and upgrades

Members of the community and school children helped design the skate park and voted for play equipment being installed next to it.

The existing skate bowl is being resurfaced and street elements such as rails and boxes are being added.

The new equipment includes a bird nest swing, a rotating carousel spinner and a new basketball hoop. Logs and rocks make handy seats and encourage natural play and extending the path will provide easy access.

Local board member Colin Smith says the upgrades will breathe new life into the park.

“The old skate park is getting a facelift and the new play equipment will guarantee hours of fun for kids of all ages and skill levels.”