Saturday, June 28, 2008

Safety Audit Conducted at East View Park

Over 30 West Hill residents attended the May Executive Meeting
of the Coronation Community Association of West Hill to express
concerns about plans to construct a Splash Pad at Eastview Park.

Residents were worried about increased noise levels, a decrease in
park cleanliness and personal safety issues should the splash pad be
constructed so close to their homes.

In response to their concerns City Councilor Paul Ainslie committed
to the planting of mature trees to cut down on noise levels, increased
vigilance in maintaining Park cleanliness having a safety audit
conducted at the proposed building site.

The Audit was held on Tuesday June 3, 2008 at Eastview Park.
Residents came out to express their safety concerns to Constable Bill
Campbell, Crime Prevention and Adult Program Coordinator Leslie
Chitra and City Parks Department staff. Also present were Coronation
Community Association President Barry Fraser, Vice President Ron
Wooton, membership Chair Bess King and Neighbourhood
Representative Ed King.

The results of the audit are currently being addressed by city staff.

Councilor Ainslie asks if residents with any park safety concerns to
please share them with his office and they will be forwarded to City
staff to address.

The Eastview splash pad is one of two being built in West Hill. The
other one will be in Morningside Park. A splash pad has been
operating behind the Morningside Library at Heron Park for
several years.

Both are being built by the same contractor and are scheduled to
be opened by August 1, 2008. The Councilor feels both should
provide a welcome addition for neighbourhood children, who have
limited pool recreational services in the area.

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