There are several changes happening throughout Vernon since the parks master plan was adopted by the city last fall.
Several first-year projects have taken place, including the resurfacing of the Sawicki Park tennis and pickleball courts.
Six large Adirondack chairs, five hand drums, a xylophone and a piano have been placed near the transit terminus area downtown. This equipment will be removed and relocated to various places in town.
“It includes enhancement of the natural area around the ponds with vegetation, and signage informing the community of the rare species within the area.”
Another addition is new signs with various symbols indicating activities available in the parks. They can be found at Mission Hill, Sawicki, Girouard, and Alexis parks.
“More parks will receive these new signs in the coming years,” said Laing Gahr.
“A new nine-hole disc golf course was installed at the Lakers Clubhouse property,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, with the city.
A new playground was installed in Mission Hill Park to replace the aging facility.
“Both naturalized and structural components were implemented in the design,” said Laing Gahr.
“There have also been a number of benches, picnic tables and trees located in various parks throughout the city to promote longer stays and more activity in these areas.”