Work is now complete on Boissevain’s newest playground.

About two years ago planning and work got underway on the McDonald Bay Playground project. A local resident and parent Dustin Mansfield chaired the volunteer group and fund raising and design work got underway.

In late June work was co0mpleted on the $53,000 playground located in the town’s northwest corner.2018 PLAYGROUND FINISHED 2

“The last little bit was just finishing up and we had Jason Billaney in to finish up the plumbing for us. Getting the toilets set up and the vanity with running water and we finished installing the items in the washroom building like a mirror and a baby change table.”

Work also included getting the benches moved into the right spots. A garbage can and recycling bin were also put up at the playground and a sign was erected with the playground’s name on it.

“The washroom was specifically in our plans at the start but the town suggested we consider putting on in and we ran with that idea. The Co-op came up with donors to help with shingles and siding and some of those items and it helped cover a lot of the costs and it went ahead without too much additional cost to the project.”

The playground is paid for and Mansfield is pleased to report it came in right on budget thanks to fund raising, donations and the volunteer effort from the community.

“It’s fantastic because the whole purpose of the project was to get something there for the kids to use and for the parents to meet each other and its always nice to go over there and see kids monkeying around and having fun” said Mansfield.

Volunteers have been dealing with maintenance issues like grass cutting and it’s hoped the playground will get onto the municipality’s mowing rotation similar to the other playgrounds in town.

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