June 6, 2009
Festival Hall playground closed for repairs
This is hardly breaking news, but I guess it's "broken news." The playground outside of Festival Hall has been closed this spring for repairs. The 22-year-old playground is suffering from "wear-and-tear" issues, according to Civic Centre Executive Director Rik Edgar.
The city ordered replacement parts for the playground, but there's no timetable yet for the repairs to be finished, according to Donnie Snow, head of the city's parks. Until the repairs are made, the play area will be closed.
Even with repairs, Edgar suggested it may be time to consider building a new playground. That, of course, will be decided by future budgets.