Midtowners get behind push for spraypark at Gillham Park

A spraypark in Toronto, courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

A spraypark in Toronto, courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

Midtown residents are weighing in on proposal for a new sprayground to replace the closed wading pool in Gillham Park through a change.org petition.

Residents have already submitted a PIAC request for city funding.  The Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) makes recommendations for neighborhood-and-citywide projects in the city budget. Since PIAC is a competitive process with many individuals and neighborhoods submitting requests, a grassroots group is asking people who favor this project to voice their support.

Organizers of the effort say a sprayground is part of the Gillham Road Improvement Project (“GRIP”) Master Plan, but they are hoping to get a sprayground designed and installed in 2016.

The Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled two meetings for neighborhoods along Gillham to meet with parks and a design consultant, on Nov. 3 and 4, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Central Presbyterian, 3501 Campbell.

One Comment

  1. Lisa Jimenez says:

    I remember watching them build the wading pool. And eventually demolishing the casting pool at the other end of the park. Sad that is now in disuse. Spent many fun summer days there. Hopefully they can construct something new that will be enjoyed for years to come by a new generation.

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