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Monday October 29th, 2012

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New pirate themed playground along the riverfront

Last week, the City of Windsor began to install the first of four new playground units in the city, with the first being along the riverfront, just to the east of Festival Plaza.

“The City of Windsor is reviewing all the existing play units to determine which ones are most appropriate for today’s parks,” explains Mike Clement, Manager of Parks Development, for the City of Windsor. “Our long-term plan is to feature themed play units in community/regional parks with designs that complement the location.”

Each of the four new units will have a theme attached to them. The riverfront park play unit adapts a pirate theme with a ship, a castle with a tower, and lots of rocks. Brightly colored in red, yellow and blue, the riverfront play area is adjacent to Alymer Avenue in the eastern section of the riverfront land.

South Cameron Woodlot will be installed this week, and the play unit is designed in browns and greens with an organic look and feel.

Captain John Wilson Park will see its new unit installed the second week of November. This play unit features a fire engine, bright red and yellow colors, climbing areas and a sliding pole. Captain John Wilson Park, located on Ducharme Avenue off the Sixth Concession, is named after a firefighter who died in 1955 after rescuing a child from a burning house.

Little River Acres Park will have its new unit installed the third week of November. This play unit welcomes youngsters to a medieval castle and drawbridges.

The four new play units cost including installation is approximately $828,000.

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