The Muskoseepi Park playground project on Thursday, July 25, 2019.
Peter Shokeir / Daily Herald-Tribune
The City of Grande Prairie plans to complete work on the Muskoseepi Park playground project soon with a target reopening date of Aug. 20.Work was previously anticipated to wrap up between July 1 and 15 barring bad weather.“The outstanding areas for completion on the Muskoseepi Park playground include finishing the protective surfacing and installation of the hand rail,” the city said in a statement.“These are both key to the safety and soundness of the playground structure,” the city added. “Following their completion, the playground will be inspected and reopened.”The new accessible playground will cater to children ages five to 12.The 6,675 square-foot rubber tile surface will permit full wheelchair access within the new playground border. This surface was designed to be red in colour and feature 18 Muskoseepi Park Bear logos.Through the Enabling Accessibility Fund, the Government of Canada had given the city a grant of $69,905 to help cover the costs of installing the accessible surfacing.