LETHBRIDGE: A new place to play for the city's children. Lethbridge opened a "new and improved" railway-themed playground in Nicholas Sheran Park on the west side.
"We focused a lot on the 100 per cent recycled accessible rubber surfacing," said Parks Planning Manager, Ryan Carriere. "It really helps make the playground accessible for everyone - wheelchair users, as well as parents and grandparents who want to interact with children on the playground."
The springy, no mess playing surface isn't the only draw for families. The city teamed with a group of early childhood educators to build in features that teach kids, as well as entertain them. Railway-inspired educational storyboards and small train structures that encourage dramatic play and language development are just some of the features they came up with.
The park also has a rock wall, saucer swings, slides and a merry-go-round. Lethbridge coordinated with the Kiwanis Club of Green Acres Lethbridge and the Alberta Management Authority to fund the project.
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 12/12/2013 3:50:03 PM
Source: Marion Warnica, Country 95 News - photo by Country 95 News: children overrun Nicholas Sheran Park's new playground Friday