New accessible play structure to be installed at Smithfield Park

Township of South Glengarry
New accessible play structure to be installed at Smithfield Park

Lancaster, ON (April 15, 2024) – The Township of South Glengarry is excited to announce that they have received funding to install a new accessible play structure at Smithfield Park in Lancaster.

The current play structure was installed in 2008 and is geared towards ages 1.5 years to 5 years of age. Constructed primarily with lumber and featuring an accessible rubber surface, the current play structure has unfortunately deteriorated over time. In order to continue providing inclusive and accessible play opportunities, funding was required to restore and enhanced this community asset.

The scope of work for this project includes the removal of the existing structure and swing sets, and the installation of a newly constructed accessible play structure and swing set for ages 18 months to 12 years old.

“We are excited for this project as it will greatly improve the accessibility and range of recreational opportunities at Smithfield Park. Given the current state of the structure, the timing of this funding couldn’t be more ideal. The Optimist Club of Lancaster and Junior Optimist Club frequently organize events at this location, and having a new play structure will not only enhance these events but also benefit the entire community.” – Lachlan McDonald, Mayor of the Township of South Glengarry.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund, with $81,169.44 being provided by the Government of Canada, and $20,292.36 being funded by the Municipality.

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