Heather Park home to new playground

Youngsters in the Heather Park neighbourhood in the Hart have a new playground to enjoy.

Recently completed by the city, it is wheelchair accessible and has several other features including a "friendship swing" that allows to children to swing together, swings with harnesses to give greater stability to those with limited upper-body mobility, a slide with rollers and an elevated access ramp allowing wheelchair users to have a raised-level playing experience.

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The Heather Park Parent Advisory Council raised about about $125,000 to pay for the structure.

"The Heather Park Parent Advisory Council saw a need in our area for more safe and accessible playgrounds that could be enjoyed by all children, and worked hard to raise the funds necessary to achieve our goal," said PAC chair Rosalie Mellott.

"We would like to thank the City of Prince George for working with us to make our goal a reality. Children in the neighbourhood will benefit for years to come."

Construction began in the summer and was completed in mid-October.

Earlier in the year, the playground at Duchess Park received an accessibility upgrade, and the city replaced playgrounds at Sanderson, Jackpine, Quinson, Starlane, and Ridgeview Parks.

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