Two Cornwall parks getting new playground units

Pieces of the platic slides from a play unit at Ray Lalonde Park sit cut up and ready to be taken away on Monday, May 6, 2019. A new play structure at the park is being built this month. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Children in two Cornwall neighbourhoods will enjoy new playground equipment in their municipal parks later this month.

Workers with Cornwall Parks and Landscaping were at Ray Lalonde Memorial Park off Blossom Park Drive this afternoon (Monday) to start tearing out the old slides and swings.

The other unit will also be removed at Ashwood Green Park at the corner of St. Antoine Street and Morris Street (east of McConnell Avenue, north of the railway overpass).

Cornwall Parks and Landscaping loader operator Richard Asselin puts the main metal structure from an old play unit into the back of a city flatbed truck at Ray Lalonde Park on Monday, May 6, 2019. The play units at Ray Lalonde and Ashwood Green Parks are being upgraded with new units. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

But parents, don’t fret, because new play units are going to be installed later this month.

Each unit is $60,000 and was included in the 2019 budget.

Blue Imp Recreational Products of Medicine Hat, Alta. will be doing the installs.

You will still be able to use the parks during construction – the site work will be fenced off.

A couple of e-bikers enjoy Ashwood Green Park on Monday, May 6, 2019 as a play unit is cordoned off with caution tape. The unit is being removed and replaced with a new one this month. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)