Trinity Crossing Inclusive Playground
The City of Lacombe has approved the construction of a new inclusive playground at Trinity Crossing for $419,985.00 plus GST.
The decision was made after receiving a recommendation from the Lacombe and District Recreation, Parks, and Culture Board.
“The new inclusive playground will enhance the City’s service level in outdoor facilities and amenities,” Mayor Grant Creasey said. “By bringing in the latest playground equipment, we can help all our youngest citizens not only have fun – but also grow and prosper in our community.”
The City issued a Request for Proposal for the new inclusive playground at Trinity Crossing Park in March 2023, with a closing date for the process on April 28, 2023. Canadian Recreation Solutions was awarded the contract and construction is scheduled for completion this fall.
This is the first accessible playground spearheaded by the City and the second accessible playground in the community.
“City staff assessed the ten proposals received against the mandatory requirements." Director of Community Services Guy Lapointe said. “They were then evaluated against the discretionary criteria, which included innovation, design, layout, maintenance, warranty, budget, and schedule.”
The Canadian Recreation Solutions playground design includes a Miracle Recreation Kids Choice Inclusive Structure. Featuring a nautical theme, this structure has an ocean blue colour scheme and a Big Kahuna fish climber. Wheelchair Ramps make the structure fully accessible, while the Alta Glide and Ten Spin provide accessible moving components for all. Lastly, free-standing components from the Museum and Concerto lines provide tons of sensory stimulation.
The City of Lacombe will host a grand opening ceremony for the Trinity Crossing inclusive playground in Spring 2024.