Together with playground experts ABC Recreation the Town of Kentville is building a new splash pad on site with Memorial Pool. Kentville Town Council approved $100,000 through the capital fund for creation of this project with the intent of providing a free, accessible place for all ages and abilities to enjoy, and to cool off during the hot summer months. Completion of this project is estimated for the end of August, 2017. “We can’t wait to see this new space for families!” says pool director Jane Leschied.
In addition to work at Memorial Park, Kentville Town Council also approved $125,000 for phase one of the Oakdene Park project which is presently underway. “It’s a great space that has so much eco diversity and topographical points of interest. All of this surrounded by a vibrant community that has been asking for us to develop the park with all ages and abilities in mind.” says Parks and Recreation Director, Rachel Bedingfield. Phase one of the project will see the creation of a basketball court and improvements made to the parking area off of Campbell Road. Cobequid Consulting created the park design and the playground deign with feedback from the grade four students at KCA. The playground work will begin with phase two of the Oakdene Park project.
Below you will see renderings of the two sites. The first is the Kentville Splash Pad design, to be installed during the month of August 2017. The second is the proposed Oakdene Park redesign. Work to begin in August 2017 for phase one which will include the creation of a basketball court and improved parking off of Campbell Road.