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Park upgrades improve senior accessibility in Prince George

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Park upgrades improve senior accessibility in Prince George
CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE - New exercise equipment for seniors is just one of many upgrades made during a park redevelopment in Prince George, B.C.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Seniors can more easily enjoy park facilities in Prince George thanks to a redevelopment project.

The upgraded space features exercise equipment specially designed for seniors in addition to new horseshoe pits, trails, benches and a garden. The Ron Brent Park in the city’s Gateway neighbourhood is flanked by the Riverbend Seniors Community, Gateway Lodge, the Connaught Youth Centre and Ron Brent Elementary School. 

“Council is thrilled to see the enhancements to this park, which will further enrich the Gateway area, and provide seniors with a beautiful space to keep fit and active or simply enjoy the outdoors,” said Lyn Hall, mayor of Prince George, in a press release. “The new park redevelopment provides additional options and activities for retirees in Prince George. This is a great space that is centrally located in the Gateway area near Ron Brent Elementary, Riverbend Seniors Community, and the Connaught Youth Centre, and will be a centrepiece for the neighbourhood.” 

The Ron Brent Park redevelopment is located between 17th Avenue and 20th Avenue and Victoria Street and Oak Street and features:

  • Accessible paved trails with lighting;
  • horseshoe pits, seniors fitness equipment, washrooms and a storage building;
  • paved parking at the Connaught Youth Centre;
  • picnic tables and benches;
  • landscaping with irrigated lawn, trees and site furnishings; and
  • a large garden featuring plants native to the region.

This is the second phase of the Ron Brent Park Redevelopment Project. In 2018, the city completed the first phase with the construction of a new playground and sport field at Ron Brent Elementary School through a partnership with School District 57.

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