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Kids enjoy new nature-themed playground in Hemmingford

New playground equipment has been installed in the park at the Recreation Centre in Hemmingford.

Pascale Giroux, the assistant director general and public works coordinator for the Village of Hemmingford, says the decision to invest in new play structures was in response to requests from young families to improve the equipment available to Hemmingford children. A grant from the Fonds Régional et Ruralité fund, managed by the MRC des Jardins-de-Napierville, allowed the municipalities of the Township and the Village of Hemmingford to go ahead with the project, with funds from the grant covering up to 80 per cent of the net cost.

 

Two young children playing in park on slide and jungle gyms.
Children can now enjoy new playground equipment at the Recreation Centre in Hemmingford. PHOTO Sarah Rennie

 

After reviewing four different propositions for the park, municipal councillors chose to accept a proposal submitted by Tessier Récréo-Parc, a company located in Nicolet. Giroux says the councillors were especially impressed with the originality of the proposed modules. “The chosen model offers climbing structures in a style of parkour that is now a children’s favourite,” explains Giroux. “The originality of the design with a ‘nature’ theme also charmed the councillors,” she adds.

Work began on October 24 to install the structures and children were able to enjoy the new playground during the municipal Halloween party held on October 29. Giroux says the councils are hoping to increase the play space for younger children as part of a second phase to the park project.

Giroux confirms the municipalities decided to offer the old playground equipment to the region’s campgrounds. She says the Lac Crystal Campground offered the highest bid and the structures will find a second life with young campers at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle campground.

 

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