Kids and parents will rejoice hearing that two playgrounds are scheduled for completion this year.
Council reviewed the information on the $227,000 already budgeted and approved for both projects, during its regular meeting Tuesday, April 12. Of the total funds, $148,640 is allocated to replace the Westview Park in Riverside with brand new equipment. Another $79,000 will pay for a new park in the Co-op subdivision on the north side of Ponoka.
Wes Amendt, director of community services, said committees for both areas reviewed the plans and were in favour of the company Rex RecreActive to build the playgrounds. If volunteers can be found to help remove the old equipment, the company will reduce the overall costs as they are contracted to do removal as well.
Coun. Teri Underhill added that a business owner has offered to resurface the basketball court at the Westview playground if the town would be willing to provide them with a tax receipt.
Construction dates are yet to be determined.