Work has begun on a rubber resurfacing project for five City of Lethbridge playgrounds, which will result in temporary closures. The playgrounds will be fenced off during construction to protect the public.
The existing surfaces are primarily pea gravel, except for Henderson Park which is already a rubber surface that has reached the end of its lifecycle. Once the existing surface has been removed, the new rubber surface is installed in two layers and left to cure for a couple days. Once the surface curing is complete, the fence will be removed and the playground will re-open.
The current schedule, weather and construction crew permitting is as follows:
|Park||Anticipated Start Date||Anticipated Complete Date|
|March 22, 2021||April 6, 2021|
|March 30, 2021||April 8, 2021|
William Pearce Park
|April 5, 2021||April 15, 2021|
|Lakeview Green Strip North/Active 20-30 Playground||April 12, 2021||April 20, 2021|
|April 15, 2021||May 10, 2021|
The new rubber surfacing uses Alberta-sourced recycled tires, diverting this material from landfills. The rubber surfacing is accessible, provides fall suppression, and provides a colorful, inviting element to the play area.
The City of Lethbridge maintains 113 publicly available playgrounds across the city, if your favorite playground is under repair, you can find another park in your neighborhood here: https://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Parks/Pages/Parks.aspx