Mission, BC – Council, along with the Bike Task Force broke ground at Griner Park on one of three new park structures to be introduced to Mission this month.
Griner Park will be the new home to Mission’s very first pump track carrying on the legacy of Gerry Griner that the park remains for the enjoyment of children. The engagement for the pumptrack requested public input on track features, preferred location, and included neighbourhood visits. Construction is expected to begin on October 11, 2021.
“Our parks are more popular than ever and it’s clear that people are looking for new ways to be outdoors” said Mayor Paul Horn adding “these facilities are all about our young people and families, offering more opportunities for active recreation. It was youth who advocated for these new amenities, so I am excited to see that they will be located where so many can enjoy them”.
Construction of two new play structures is slotted to take place at Ross Park and the Mission Sports Park around the end of October and early November.
“More masterplan recommendation projects realized in Mission,” said Maureen Sinclair, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture. “We are all so happy to see these projects underway.”
Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, a traditional groundbreaking ceremony did not allow for public attendance at this time.
Thank you to residents for their input on the pumptrack design and their ongoing cooperation during construction.
Manager of Parks & Facilities