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Friends of Queensland Park

Community Campaign to Rejuvenate the Park

Queensland Park has the potential to be a dynamic community recreational area. However, the park is in need of a lot of upgrading. The influx of young families over the last few years has created a need for a safe place of play and relaxation.

The park space is located at the end of Brawley Avenue with pathway access to Trueman Avenue. As the only park in the area, Queensland potentially services all the residents in the pocket between Kipling to Islington, and Queensway to Jutland.

There are some serious drainage issues in the park which results in flooding for the majority of spring. The play equipment in the park is old and rusted and no longer suitable for children. It is in dire need of replacement.

The 2011 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card states the following:

“- Health promotion strategies of any kind should consider the addition of an outdoor element.

- Studies consistently demonstrate an association between green space and physical activity among children. There needs to be greater advocacy for green space within communities.

- Current park space in communities, including micro-parks, need to be maintained”

Source:http//www.activehealthykids.ca/ReportCard/CommunityandtheBuiltEnvironment.aspx

 

Queensland Park has much potential to be a thriving recreational destination that brings our community together. Improvement plans include:

•A lighted path for families, seniors and dog walkers
•A creative play structure for children of all ages
•A mini soccer pitch and multi-purpose rink for children's sports
•Increased use will discourage inappropriate activities in the park
•Community barbeques and get-togethers will be held in the park where residents gather and socialize while children and pets play.

We need your help to make Queensland Park what the community needs it to be!

Please donate and help give our children a place to play!

DONATE NOW

Download Mail-In Donation Form

For More Information:

Friends of Queensland Park

friendsofqueenslandpark@gmail.com