Volunteers are nearly done work on the McDonald Bay playground project for this year.
The new playground is in the town's west end and includes lots of equipment for kids to play on and a washroom facility.
Volunteers were working on the washroom on the weekend. “This latest work bee had us putting on the roof, shingles, siding and doors on the washroom. We also worked on putting the cribbing around to hold the gravel in and it's all in preparation of the sod which is expected to come in the next week” said project chair Dustin Mansfield.
The group says the washroom will be ready for 2018 and they won't be turning any water on this fall with freeze up not far away. “The washroom will have a toilet, a sink and a changing table for people with little ones. All that will be left will be putting in the benches and picnic tables.”
Mansfield on the financial side the $50,000 project is paid for thanks to donations, work in kind and the volunteers.
“It's all looking pretty good and when you see the kids running around and using the equipment and the diggers it makes it all worthwhile. We live just around the corner and have lots of friends in the neighbourhood and we come over and use the playground on a regular basis and you always see kids and adults here at the playground” said Mansfield.
Project Chair Dustin Mansfield hard at work