District Of Mission Investing $850,000 In Local Parks, Playgrounds

Mission – Enhanced lifestyle opportunities is one of the most important objectives in Council’s 2016 – 2018 Strategic Plan. 

These investments focus on the most important upgrades and improvements identified through multiple rounds of consultation with the community in developing the Parks, Recreation, Arts & Culture Master Plan and dialogues between elected officials, staff, and the public hosted throughout the community 

Playground work includes: 

  • A new play structure for 2 to 5 year olds at Blott Park.
  • Replacing the structure for 5 to 12 year olds at Kinsmen West.
  • Replacing the structure for 5 to12 year olds at Kinsmen East with a fire-themed structure

with the support of the Mission Fire Fighters Charitable Society. 

  • Replacing the structure for 5 to 12 year olds at Fenn Park.
  • A new multi-age structure for the east side of Hatzic Park.
  • A new multi-age structure for Fraser River Heritage Park.

A fourth court is being added to the Centennial Park tennis courts with the financial support of the Mission Tennis Club and the Hillside tennis courts are being resurfaced and Pickle Ball lines are being added to the courts. 

Other parks projects include: 

  • A new 20×40 shelter at Griner Park with the existing shelter to be relocated to another

park. 

  • New irrigation systems at the Leisure Centre and Hatzic Park ball fields.
  • Replacing the College Heights boardwalk.
  • Replacing the parking lot fencing at the west lot at Hatzic Park.
  • Slope stabilization, resurfacing and fencing to allow Lane Creek Trail to reopen.
  • Design projects including the first stage of the redesign of the scattering garden at Hatzic

Cemetery and the Spray Park recirculation system. 

Safety improvements at the Leisure Centre are also on the books for 2018. 

A new chiller at the south plant will reduce the ammonia charge from 750 to 200 pounds, and new exhaust fans for both plants will improve safety. These come on the heels of the replacement of the south plant ammonia condenser and the ongoing roof replacement project. 

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