At City Hall
| Posted: Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 06:00 am
Volunteer to help build Kingswood playground
Residents in the Kingswood Park area are invited to participate in a community playground building project on Oct. 18 and 19.
The project is meant to replace and modernize the existing playground equipment.
“The Kingswood Park playground project is a truly community-based initiative where the residents have been actively engaged in various aspects of the project. This final stage is a great way for people to connect and build pride in their neighbourhood,” said Diane Enger, director of parks and recreation for the City of St. Albert, in a news release.
The removal of the existing playground happened Oct. 14, with final installation planned of the new equipment Oct. 18 and 19. That’s when volunteers are needed – the city and advisory committee are hoping 32 people will be able to help out.
Training will be provided before each shift, and gloves, protective glasses, some tools and food and drink will be provided.
There’s more information on available shifts and the project online at www.stalbert.ca/miscellaneous-projects#Kingswood.
More than 1,200 rode botanic bus
The free bus ride that took riders to the Enjoy Centre, the St. Albert Farmers’ Market and the St. Albert Botanic Park on Saturdays in August and September hosted over 1,200 riders, the city says.
The bus ran every Saturday between Aug. 3 and Sept. 14 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
“We are pleased with the results of the first run and will use what we have learned, as well as suggestions for improvements we received to further enhance the experience next year,” says Joan Barber, manager of business retention and expansion in the city’s economic development department, in a news release.
A user survey was conducted and found 97 per cent of respondents gave positive feedback about the tour guides, bus drivers and the service, the release said. Suggestions for improvements included more destinations, bus stop improvements and better signage.
The city’s website says the botanic bus loop will be back in June, 2014.
New multi-use passes for Servus Place
Packages of 10 passes can now be purchased for use at Servus Place.
A news release from the city said the new passes were launched in response to requests from the public.
The cost of the 10-pack passes is the same as nine individual passes.