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Possible park in the future for northwest Fort St. John


Deb Bowyer says the closest playground is at Pickell Park, approximately 10 blocks away, which she says is inconvenient for those who live in the area. She and other neighbours submitted petitions for the park in 2010, and Bower says the majority of her neighbours are in favour.

City Manager Dianne Hunter supports the consideration of an upgrade, adding council has been upgrading parks over the past few years. The green space being considered is currently used for snow storage in the winter so if the playground is fenced off there would have to be space to accommodate the snow.

The area was previously considered as a playground, but at the time it was being used as a lawn bowling green and residents petitioned the city against it.

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Every year the city has an $80,000 budget for park upgrades. Hunter says this is enough for the purchase of a small play center and installation.

Bower hopes the area will be fenced, have some picnic tables and a swing set. She also suggests having a small community garden, but pointed out that she hadn't included that when she canvassed the neighbourhood.

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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.


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