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Construction underway to make Summerside's Billy Bridges Park fully accessible

Construction of Billy Bridges Park is underway in Summerside to make the former Notre Dame Park fully accessible.
Construction of Billy Bridges Park is underway in Summerside to make the former Notre Dame Park fully accessible. - Contributed

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Construction has begun at Billy Bridges Park as part of an overall accessible park redevelopment in one of Summerside’s most visited locations.

Phase one of the multi-year plan involving the former Notre Dame Park will include a news boundless play structure, sensory activities as well as paved paths throughout the park allowing those with a wheel chair or special needs to access the park and well as join in the fun.

“This is a first for Summerside,” said JP Desrosiers, the director of community services for the city of Summerside.

“It is important for us to have a city that is inclusive. We are excited that we are entering phase one of construction at this park and look forward to continuing the project and perhaps others throughout the City’s parks system.”

The park will remain open while renovations being, however the public is asked to respect the construction boundaries and remain away from sectioned off areas.

Once the new play structure is installed, the paving of pathways will begin. During this process the park will be closed for approximately three days.

Updates on renovations and closures will be available on the city’s website and social media.

The park is expected to fully reopen at the end of October.

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