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October 27, 2017 3:59 pm

New Playground at Ron Brent

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

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.



This is nice and great for the kids but I do think the $180 thousand dollars might have been better spent on the educational system in School D57. More teachers, textbooks, school repairs ect.

    Have to disagree with you on this. In this day and age of everything electronic etc anything that will get the kids active is excellent. Increases their social skills etc.

      I would like to agree with you, but we have one of the new play grounds just down the road from where I live and it seems to be used by very few and maybe 1-2 hours a day at most. If it gets used great, if not it is too much money that would be better spent else ware. when to schools say they can not afford textbooks and the teachers have to photocopy them in order to teach, this to me seems wrong. Just my opinion!

So where are the kids going to stick their tongue onto frozen metal.

    they still have zippers :)

180k lol.

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