New enhanced playground opens at Silver Creek Park

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A new playground has been opened at the Silver Creek Park in Toronto. The 3.9 hectare park is located at 44 Strathdee Dr. near Islington Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West.

Councillor John Campbell (Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre) was present to  celebrate the opening on Sunday, August 7.

“The park has new, safe and accessible playground equipment providing improved access and play opportunities for children of all ages,” said Councillor Campbell. “New trail, bench seating and additional tree plantings were also added to improve circulation and accessibility while maintaining the park’s character.”

The celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. included a free barbecue for attendees and a special performance by JUNO Award nominee and Ontario Best Children’s Song Award winner Mark de Domenico, who performs under the title Markus. Markus tours across Canada singing and performing songs for children and families.

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The Friends of Silver Creek Park was also  recognized for raising over $24,000 to help rebuild the playground.

New features include both a junior and senior playground structure, rope and climbing structure, swings for both toddlers and school-aged children, and a large community children’s sandbox. Enhancements to the park are a reflection of the public consultation process hosted by the City’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division. – CINEWS

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