Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Royalwood Area Park

August 7, 2013


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Province and City Announce New Playground for Bois-des-esprits Window Park
Next summer, children and families in Winnipeg’s Royalwood community will be able to enjoy outdoor fun and physical activity at a new recreational playground site, Premier Greg Selinger and Dan Vandal, councillor, St. Boniface, announced today.
“Our government knows how important it is for families to have quality time together,” said Selinger.  “This new playground will give Royalwood families a fun and exciting place to play, while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Bois-des-esprits Window Park.”
The new playground will be constructed to meet the city’s universal design standards for accessibility.  The province will provide up to $100,000 from the Building Manitoba Fund for the construction cost and the city will fund the maintenance costs.
“Residents of Royalwood have been asking for another playground for families to enjoy and I am pleased that we have been able to partner with the province to make this project happen,” said Vandal.
“Our government is pleased to provide funding for important projects like this one, which provide children safe and welcoming places to play and have fun with their friends and family,” said Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux.
“Playgrounds are a great way for kids to stay active and for parents to connect with other parents.  While their children are learning to share and build friendships, caregivers are sharing ideas and tips on how to best parent young children,” said Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Erin Selby.
Construction of the playground is expected to begin in the spring of 2014.
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