New Playground at Ron Brent
New playground equipment being installed at Ron Brent – photo 250News
Prince George, B.C.- When students return to Ron Brent School at 17th and Oak Street this September they will have a new playground.
The installation of the new playground equipment is well underway, and is part of the consultation process that was undertaken with the neighbourhood after the City sold off part of Ron Brent Park to allow for the construction of the Riverbend Seniors complex.
The playground development is not part of the promised revamping of what remains of Ron Brent Park, that has yet to be done, rather, it is something the neighbourhood said should be done in addition to the upgrades to the remaining portion of the City owned parkland.
The City’s Senior communications specialist, Mike Kellet says the City of Prince George worked with the School District 57 to develop a plan for the playground on the Ron Brent School grounds. The playground will cost $180 thousand dollars, with all funds coming from the sale of the portion of Ron Brent Park. When complete, the new playground will have elements for children aged 2 – 15.
The work on the revamping of Ron Brent Park will start this fall with a public consultation on what the revised park should look like. Kellet says the work to upgrade Ron Brent Park is expected to be complete by the summer of 2018.