McCleary Playground at Queen Street East and McGee St will become Canada’s first Natural Playground to be built in public park when it undergoes a major facelift this fall.
Natural Playgrounds incorporate elements of nature, music and waterplay to create a stimulating, holistic environment for children.
(View the elements at www.naturalplaygrounds.ca)
A generous donation from ING Direct, in collaboration with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, has made this possible.
“I am thrilled that such an innovative playground will become part of our community, “ says Councillor Paula Fletcher. “We want parents and kids to have a say in its design and I look forward to their feedback.”
A community consultation will be held on Thursday August 27 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre.
Natural Playground designers will incorporate suggestions from the meeting and develop a plan for the park. The playground will be constructed in early September with the help of volunteers from the community, ING direct and Natural Playgrounds.”
“It will be a really wonderful event and something we will look forward to this fall, “ says Fletcher