Wed. May 8th, 2012 UPDATE
Well, as most may have noticed by now, the replacement for the playground apparatis is in. Not quite a slide, but challenges motor skills and balance for the kids.
Friday, March 9, 2012 UPDATE
Via Councillor Layton's office we've been told the play structure recall was issued by Health Canada and further, that the Director of the Parks department says the playground will be inspected frequently to ensure the recalled component remains safely blocked off until it is replaced. Parks Director, Richard Ubbens, also says "We have been in contact with the manufacturer of the recalled equipment, and they have agreed to replace the component with another, safer component as soon as possible. We expect the work to be complete within the next four or five weeks. This estimate is based on the manufacturers ability to supply us with the alternative component."
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Walking through the park yesterday Carolyn noticed Parks staff erecting a plywood shield on the slide designed to prevent use. Apparently there was a accident in the USA in which a child fell off and was greviously hurt, and the manufacturer is recalling this design. The staff said this slide will be removed and a new one will be installed sometime this spring.
Please feel free to contact Parks staff for more information or if you have comments. Check our "Key Contact LIst" list for details.