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August 4, 2016
City of Toronto opens enhanced playground at Silver Creek Park
Councillor John Campbell (Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre) will join the Friends of Silver Creek Park to celebrate the opening of the park's new playground on Sunday, August 7.

"The park has new, safe and accessible playground equipment providing improved access and play opportunities for children of all ages,” said Councillor Campbell. “New trail, bench seating and additional tree plantings were also added to improve circulation and accessibility while maintaining the park's character.”

The celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes a free barbecue for attendees and a special performance by JUNO Award nominee and Ontario Best Children's Song Award winner Mark de Domenico, who performs under the title Markus. Markus tours across Canada singing and performing songs for children and families.

Official remarks begin at noon and the Friends of Silver Creek Park will be recognized for raising over $24,000 to help rebuild the playground.

New features include both a junior and senior playground structure, rope and climbing structure, swings for both toddlers and school-aged children, and a large community children's sandbox. Enhancements to the park are a reflection of the public consultation process hosted by the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division.

The 3.9 hectare park is located at 44 Strathdee Dr. near Islington Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West.

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Mari Caravaggio
Parks, Forestry and Recreation
416-392-3355 or 647-333-4060 (mobile)



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