New playground at Max Turyk community centre a big hit

Children from the after school club are enjoying the new playground at the Max Turyk community centre (MTCC).

The new playground at the Max Turyk community centre.

Children from the after school club are enjoying the new playground installed by the City of Fernie at the Max Turyk community centre (MTCC). The MTCC is owned by the City of Fernie and as the building is filling up they decided to put in a new playground, which was completed on August 14.

The playground structure was selected from numerous proposals based on criteria established by the City and the Max Turyk playground-working group. The new playground is just under 6,000 square feet and has the capacity for 95-100 children. The structure is designed for ages 2-12 years old and is surfaced with engineered bark mulch. It’s already a great addition to the neighbourhood. “The kids haven’t stopped playing on it since Wednesday,” said Mandy Potter from Fernie School Aged Care.“People often ask what kind of camp we are. We’re like a traditional camp; we don’t focus on just one activity like soccer or art, we do a bit of everything. When it comes to children, I feel that variety and involvement are the key.”Landscaping was due to be completed this week with sod being placed around the footprint of the playground. The City will have a formal ribbon cutting tentatively for the last week in August.

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