Dad and mom and people who are simply younger at coronary heart can stay up for some new and improved playgrounds coming to Burnaby.
The town’s parks division launched a employees report final month, highlighting the significance of a price range increase in an effort to redevelop Burnaby playgrounds and parks.
And fortuitously, metropolis council granted the rise, permitting a number of fashionable spots to get a significant improve.
In response to the report, the Metropolis of Burnaby replaces solely three playgrounds per yr with a price range of $185,000 per web site.
Which means a typical playground is changed as soon as each 28 years. Provided that playgrounds typically have a lifespan of solely 15 years, this implies lots of the prevailing ones aren’t in the perfect form.
This new program would permit for the alternative of a fourth playground in addition to a bigger price range of $300,000 for every playground improve per yr.
As well as, employees are additionally pushing for extra thrilling sights at playgrounds, like ziplines, spiral slides, treehouse towers and twine walkways.
This system highlights creating extra of those enhanced playgrounds, or what they’re calling “vacation spot” playgrounds.
Parks employees wish to see two enhanced playgrounds created over two years and a vacation spot playground within the third yr.
As for the value tag, enhanced playgrounds would price roughly $750,000 for areas like daycares and faculties.
And vacation spot playgrounds inbuilt main parks have a price range of $3.5 million and are designed to draw folks from throughout the town and past.
This system suggests there ought to be 12 enhanced playgrounds and eight vacation spot playgrounds within the metropolis.
Over a dozen Burnaby playgrounds are eligible for an improve inside the subsequent three years.
Burnaby playgrounds due for an improve
- Burnaby Lake Park (2023)
- Eastburn Park (2023)
- Sumas Park (2023)
- Harbourview Park (2023)
- Poplar Park (2024)
- Cariboo College Park (2024)
- Greentree Village Park (2024)
- Maywood Park – enhanced (2024)
- Lobley Park (2024)
- Ron McLean Park (2025)
- Central Park – vacation spot (2025)
- Burnaby Heights Park (2025)
- Suncrest Park (2025)
- New web site TBD (2025)
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