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Chatham-Kent’s Kingston Park Gets a Major Lift

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Chatham-Kent residents found a remedy for the scorching heat on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the new and improved Kingston Park.

Adults and children alike revelled in the park’s 1,050 square foot splash pad which includes a grid of water spouts, interactive water cannons and a massive water cauldron soaker.

Kingston Park's splash pad
A view of Kingston Park's splash pad

The park now boasts three covered pavilions, improved washrooms and change areas, and new trails – all of which were designed to allow families to stay active with the greatest of ease. Kids especially showed their excitement to test the new active playground equipment and splash pad on opening day. Users can also enjoy the shade of 300 newly planted trees on hot summer days.

The governments of Canada and Ontario have each committed up to $1 million to the project, while the Municipality of Chatham-Kent contributed to the balance of the total project cost of $5,488,825.

With so many opportunities for recreation and active living, Kingston Park will draw residents from across the region and serve the local community for years to come.