Iron Bridge to get New Playground

Robert Thomas

Children will soon have a new playground thanks to an agreement between the residents of Iron Bridge Estates and the City of Moose Jaw.

In an agreement approved by Council, the playground will be developed in the Iron Bridge neighbourhood.

The playground is to be constructed in the public park portion of the development. The cost of the playground will be paid for by the residents group under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Once completed, the playground becomes property of the City of Moose Jaw, with maintenance the responsibility of the City.

At the present time, the City maintains the park where the playground will be located.

Under existing City policy, playgrounds are developed or improved when funds are available in the Five Year Capital Budget. Partnerships with community groups or others are sought out to develop parks.

Additionally, the City tries to construct playgrounds within 500 metres of every home. The closest playground to Iron Bridge Estates is 800 metres away.

The proposed new playground was one reason given by Iron Bridge residents to request pedestrian traffic controls across Thatcher Drive at a Transportation Services Advisory Committee meeting. At that meeting it was mentioned a community group would be donating the playground equipment.