New playground opens next week!

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The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the opening of the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Adventure Playground and the Bellevue Park Interactive Outdoor Sensory Play Area. A grand opening event is set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 at Bellevue Park.

The public is invited to gather at the Queen Street East at Shore Drive area for a short ceremony followed by a barbeque, refreshments and play time.

Crews continue to put the finishing touches on the playground
Crews continue to put the finishing touches on the playground

The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Adventure Playground has been made possible through a significant donation from the Club for the purchase of inclusive and accessible playground equipment. The equipment enables children to be independent, safe, and active while using features that require climbing, pulling, balance, hanging and imagination targeting exceptionalities.

bellevueThe Bellevue Park Interactive Outdoor Sensory Play Area is the first of its kind available to our community. Enhanced accessible play options eliminate barriers to play, provide sensory stimulation and promote family bonding. This project was created through funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (Enabling Accessibility Grant) and donations from the Algoma Autism Foundation, the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, Community Living Algoma and the City.

The park will be ready for opening next week!
The park will be ready for opening next week!

“We are extremely grateful to our provincial and community partners for the addition of inclusive and accessible playground equipment at Bellevue Park,” says Virginia McLeod, the City’s Manager of Recreation.” “I encourage Sault residents to join us July 19 for our grand opening event.”

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  1. Wow so many negative comments, this project was funded from many organizations. Nice to see playground equipment that is accessible to all children, without the usual barriers. While I agree a splash pad would be nice for the city maybe a fundraiser can be started for that. As far as a nice outdoor pool in a nicer area…I’m not sure that comment warrants any conversation, it says it all.

  2. While this is a great thing there are so many pieces of playground equipment at Bellevue park that are still damaged and missing parts…and have been for quite some time. The city should be taking care of that equipment as well.

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