By Gord Bowes, News staff
A small central Mountain park that was seemingly forgotten over the years will be getting some love this year.
Crerar Park, located off Sirente Drive in the neighbourhood of the same name, will be getting about $45,000 worth of improvements this year, said central Mountain councillor Scott Duvall.
“It’s gonna look nice,” he said.
Right now, there is an old-style swing set, a chain cargo net wall and a slide structure installed in the mid-1990s.
Duvall said he had not visited the park until a resident brought to his attention the age of the equipment.
Without the usual city park sign and partially hidden in a tree lot south of the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and west of Upper Wentworth, the Ward 7 councillor said he drove past it the first time he went looking for it.
“I don’t think half the neighbourhood knows it’s there,” said Duvall.
Two structures consisting of slides, climbers and activity panels, along with two swing sets, are being installed, said Duvall. New fibre wood chips will be laid throughout, brush will be cleared, one or two benches will be installed and a standard city park sign will be erected.
Work is expected to begin in June and be completed by the end of August.
The park is named after Harry Crerar, who served in the army in both world wars.