New play structure coming to Child Development Centre in Smiths Falls
When the Smiths Falls Child Development Centre moved last year to the new St. Francis de Sales location on Ross Street (pictured below), the one element that was missing at was an outdoor play structure. On Monday December 16, Smiths Falls council awarded a contract for the purchase of playground equipment to Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds Inc.
“We received funding from the county to do a feasibility and design study that incorporated natural features to encourage out door play and discovery,” Art Manhire, director of Community services told council.
This is a separate funding envelope from the Thurber Street Child Development Centre grant, that has facilitated the re-opening of that location.
The entire cost of the playground equipment approximately $35,000, is covered by the county’s grant. The new equipment is, according to Manhire, rich in natural features, and will be installed early next spring.