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Warmer temperatures needed before Castlegar playground can be completed

Rubberized safety surface requires sustained positive overnight temperatures
The castle portion of the new playground at Castlegar’s Millennium Park is complete, but not the ground surfacing. Photo: Betsy Kline

With spring’s arrival, the playground at Millennium Park is getting closer to opening, but temperatures need to climb a bit further before work can be completed.

All that remains is the pour-in-place rubberized ground surface and landscaping.

“We have been awaiting dry weather conditions and sustained positive overnight temperatures for the rubberized safety surface to be installed,” Castlegar’s engineering manager Ryan Niddery told Castlegar News.

Niddery says favorable conditions are anticipated by late-April or early-May and staff are continuing to monitor conditions with the contractor in order to schedule the work as soon as possible.

Once the weather cooperates, the work is expected to take about two weeks.

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Betsy Kline

About the Author: Betsy Kline

After spending several years as a freelance writer for the Castlegar News, Betsy joined the editorial staff as a reporter in March of 2015. In 2020, she moved into the editor's position.
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