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A look at playground sites maintained by the City of Corner Brook
Aug. 30, 2017, midnight
Sept. 30, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Zachary Spurrell, 11, zips down the slide at St. Mark’s Avenue Municipal Playground on Corner Brook’s east side. The SaltWire Network recently decided to have a look at the eight playground sites maintained by the City of Corner Brook. Most, like this one, are in great shape. Just about the only thing it doesn’t have, like all but one of the playgrounds in Corner Brook, is a swing that is accessible for people with a disability.
The SaltWire Network recently decided to have a look at the eight playground sites maintained by the City of Corner Brook.
Take a look for yourselves...
Three-year-old Hailey Courtney climbs the play structure at the new playground installed at Bartlett’s Point Park in Curling. One thing this scenic area could use, now that it has been opened up and is growing in popularity, is a toddler swing.
The playground area outside J.J. Curling Elementary School is actually maintained by the City of Corner Brook. It has a huge play structure and plenty for kids to enjoy, but it doesn’t have any swings suitable for a toddler. It could also use some new in-ground wooden framing around the playground to replace the splintered and broken lumber.
There is a lot of unused space, including a paved square and another squared-off area with crushed stone but no equipment, at the playground on Carberry’s Road. This seesaw has a broken seat and a bent base that makes the installation a little less kid-friendly.
While it is designed to accommodate people with disabilities, able-bodied kids like six-year-old Vanessa Osmond enjoy the safety of this swing at Margaret Bowater Park too. This park, which has plenty of playground amenities to offer kids and their families, is the only playground area in all of Corner Brook that has such a swing.
The playground on East Valley Road could probably use a play structure to round out its offerings, not to mention some better parking spaces for parents who want to visit from beyond the immediate neighbourhood.
This little playground tucked away on Brosnan Street in Curling has just about everything kids and parents want to have some fun. It could probably use a sandbox area.
Brandon Park, a playground off Batstone’s Road on the Humber Heights, doesn’t seem to get much use. This seat on one of its teeter-totters has been broken all summer long.
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