Partial Closure of Kinsmen Park Playground in Castlegar
The City of Castlegar has closed a portion of the Kinsmen Park playground due to safety concerns.
While completing a comprehensive annual inspection, staff noted concerns on a portion of the playground located in the City’s downtown at 910 2nd Street.
The safety concerns are isolated to a specific area that has been fenced and closed as a precautionary measure.
“Public safety, especially when thinking about children, is always our top priority,” says Operations Manager, Samuel Shine. “It is unfortunate to close a portion of the play area with the weather warming up but we are already looking at solutions and hope to have a long-term plan in place later this spring.”
The rest of the Kinsmen Park remains open, including the remaining jungle gym, swings, large open green space, and picnic tables. The City anticipates the washrooms opening by mid-April and splash park before the May long weekend.
The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.