New Floodlights, Plant Recreation Centre

Work crews have removed the old floodlights from the Plant Rec Centre playing fields “Plouffe Park”. As of this afternoon, six new posts and new floodlights were installed. Last week, the city removed the hockey boards. On the north side, against the tot lot, crews were busy today installing new chain link fencing to separate the soccer fields from the path and playstructures.

Hopefully, sod will soon appear on the playing fields. It will be great to have a large green space again.

Seeing work done (ie benches, garbage cans, light standards, paving) to bring visible community benefits is so satisfying after spending all last year in the dust and mud of endless sewer reconstruction (necessary, but after its done, there’s no visible amenity). I look forward to seeing the new trees turn green and the shrubs go into the planting zones that are now desolate waste strips.

The dust and mud has returned for this year, with crews working from Oak south to Gladstone. They have cut up and removed portions of the sidewalks to install temporary water lines for the businesses and homes on the west side of the street.