New Playground At Clark Gillies Park Officially Open

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August 31, 2021

MOOSE JAW – The new playground in Moose Jaw’s Clark Gillies Park is officially open.

City Council approved the playground replacement in the 2021 Budget as part of the City’s Playground Renewal Program. The Playground Renewal Program aims to renew at least one aging City playground each year, with a focus on improving accessibility and providing amenities to suit all ages and abilities.

Installation of the new playground equipment was recently completed, replacing the structures that were installed at the park in 1996.

Before construction, the City of Moose Jaw conducted a public survey to give residents input into the design of the new playground.

“We were very pleased with the valuable feedback our residents provided in the survey,” said Derek  Blais, Director of Parks and Recreation. “In the final design we were able to incorporate many of those suggestions, including toddler features, swing sets, a basketball net, picnic tables and accessible pathways, among others.”

The City held an official grand opening of the playground on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

(L-R) City Operations Mgr. Cory Oakes, Dir. Parks & Rec Derek Blais, Brooks Mihalicz, Quinn Mihalicz, Acting Mayor Dawn Luhning and Councillor Jamey Logan officially open the new Clark Gillies Park Playground.