New gear coming for Peter Duff Park

By Mark Squibb
October 20, 2023 Edition

Folks who visit Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park may notice some old playground equipment being replaced in the coming weeks.

During a council meeting held on October 3, councillor Larry Vaters explained council had earmarked $105,000 for the replacement of equipment at Peter Barry Duff playground.

Town staff issued a request for proposals in August for the design, layout, delivery, and installation of playground equipment to replace the current equipment.

Coastal Specialties submitted the lone proposal, and the company received a possible 96 out of 100 points based on both technical and financial merits for its bid.

The recreation committee recommended council accept the bid, valued at $117,300, HST included, pending a final review by staff.

The motion, moved by Vaters, was seconded by councillor Patrick Martin.

“It’s great to see this,” said Martin. “A lot of children use the park and enjoy the activities up there, so I’m happy to see that we’re replacing the equipment up there. I’m very pleased with this one.”

The motion passed unanimously.

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