Community members including local daycares and parents joined Mayor Bill Dingwall, members of Council and others at MacLean Park on Monday, May 13, 2019 to celebrate the installation of new playground equipment at MacLean Park.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work of staff to bring this new project to fruition. It is a tremendous asset to the community that many Pitt Meadows families will happily enjoy for years to come,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall.
The playground includes new slides, swings, and elevated structures for children ages 2-12 to explore and enjoy. The park continues to feature a pond with a wooden bridge, wildlife viewing platform, nature trail, basketball court and fitness stations.
The seating area remains, with plans to remove the roof to create a brighter, more aesthetic feel for residents’ who come to use the playground.
This project was initiated after significant community feedback which indicated that replacement of the original ageing and outdated wooden equipment was badly needed.
It is the first playground replacement managed entirely by the Pitt Meadows Parks and Recreation department. Total project budget for the upgrades to MacLean Park was $80,000.
MacLean Park is located in the 18900 block of McMyn Road. The original MacLean Park opened in 2013 and was named after former Mayor Don MacLean who spent more than 20 years on Council, including 12 as Mayor.