Leisure in lumber – search for our newest park feature!
In a heartwarming display of community spirit and creativity, dedicated City of Lethbridge Parks & Cemeteries worker Garry Brown has undertaken a challenge that is bound to become Lethbridge’s newest attraction.
Garry, who is the Amenity Services Coordinator, recently completed building an oversized blue Adirondack chair.
Garry’s journey to create this eye-catching chair was driven by his commitment to providing Lethbridge residents and visitors with a unique and memorable spot to unwind and, of course, capture the perfect selfie.
It was a labour of love for Garry, whose usual workdays involve more administrative tasks and less of the hands-on construction he has a passion for.
“I don’t often get to work with my hands at work anymore and I jumped on the opportunity to craft this project and bring it to life,” says Garry. “After seeing how City staff reacted and enjoyed the chair, I am excited to see how the community experiences it.”
Garry’s creation of the oversized Adirondack chair began with a vision and two images. He found two chair images, one with a sturdy back and the other with a captivating front view; the combination of images became his visual blueprint for the project.
The construction of the chair took a total of 12 hours of Garry’s time to construct and the investment for lumber cost only $168.
“I was amazed to see how quickly this project came together after the idea was brought forward,” says Blair Richter, Parks & Cemeteries General Manager. “It is great to see one of our team member’s creativity and craftmanship result in a new park feature.”
The oversized Adirondack chair was hand crafted with meticulous attention to detail and will stand as a symbol of leisure and comfort for those seeking a snapshot or a seat.
So, where can you find this delightful creation? It's waiting to be discovered in one of our feature parks. Don't forget to snap a photo and share your experience with us by tagging the City. Let's make Garry's labor of love an iconic part of Lethbridge!
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