Report forthcoming

A feasibility report on a “natural” playground for the former high school playground will be forthcoming from city staff.

A feasibility report on a “natural” playground for the former high school playground will be forthcoming from city staff.

City council approved city staff delving into developing a report on the legalities and the feasibility, as well as any city costs, in allowing a natural playground to be built at the edge of Jubilee Park close to the former Rossland Secondary School.

At the July 15 regular meeting of council Caley Muholland presented a plan and power point presentation proposing the construction of a natural playground at the former RSS, asking for approval for city staff to report on the feasibility of constructing a natural playground at RSS.

Council approved city staff to provide a feasibility report on the installation of a natural playground and whether a natural playground is possible for the area at Jubilee Park closest to the school.

“For my part I will be investigating if the grounds can handle such a playground at that end,” said city manager of Public Works, Darrin Albo. “The water table is to high which is what we encountered in the other play module.”

As well, the city is waiting to see if the school district will be bringing the old MacLean School playground over.

“So there are a bunch of unknowns in this,” he said.

It may not even be feasible, said Mayor Greg Granstrom, before they talk to the school district.

“We need to find out if this is feasible for us,” he said.

On July 23, Mulholland, a parent and environmental educator, asked in a letter to council to meet and discuss with city staff what the project might look like and to identify key planning considerations, including cost, design, time frame, logistics and community collaboration.

No meeting will be set until the report is delivered.


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