McCleary Playground at Queen Street East and McGee St will become Canada’s first Natural Playground to be built in public park when it undergoes
Natural Playgrounds incorporate elements of nature, music and waterplay to create a stimulating, holistic environment for children.
(View the elements at www.naturalplaygrounds.ca)
A generous donation from ING Direct, in collaboration with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, has made this possible.
“I am thrilled that such an innovative playground will become part of our community, “ says Councillor Paula Fletcher. “We want parents and kids to have a say in its design and I look forward to their feedback.”
A community consultation will be held on Thursday August 27 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre.
Natural Playground designers will incorporate suggestions from the meeting and develop a plan for the park. The playground will be constructed in early September with the help of volunteers from the community, ING direct and Natural Playgrounds.”
“It will be a really wonderful event and something we will look forward to this fall, “ says Fletcher