• Parks and Playgrounds: Dain City and Gasier Road of Welland

    Parks and Recreation WellandCouncillors put it to a vote on Tuesday and approved two park developments in the Welland area: a splash pad in Dain City Park and new playground equipment on Gasier Rd. For both projects, the council will contract out to Thorold-based Touchstone Site Contractors, who estimated a total of $213,900 for supplies and installation. That leaves $36,000 untouched from the city’s allocated funds.

    Building more playgrounds and parks suits Dain City more than ever, with young families buying into these suburban neighbourhoods each month. In fact, particularly for the Dain City Park splash pad, over 418 residents signed its petition. Residents of Coyle Creek Estates – the subdivision home to Gaiser Park – also pledged their support. Next June/July, the city will request that residents get involved further and help design the parks.

    For many reasons, parks and playgrounds are important in family-oriented areas. Recreationally, parks instil a sense of social-connectedness among children. A day at the park also gives parents a chance to meet other families and strengthen the community’s bond. Most importantly, however, parks increase physical activity among youth. Trails and playgrounds provide the community with an excellent place to stay active, something undervalued in this digital age.

    Visit the city of Welland’s website for more news and information.

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