HOLLINGER PARK UPDATE – October 4, 2018

October 4, 2018 – The Hollinger Park is undergoing a major facelift, with many upgrades planned to take place over the next few years, and the City is asking for the public’s patience while the popular park sees changes and improvements.

The City is committed to providing regular updates as work progresses, and encourages those with questions or concerns to contact the City of Timmins directly.

For the week of Oct. 8-12:

  • The entire park and parking lot are now closed for construction. There will be no public access to the park, other than at the Cenotaph;
  • Work at the park continues although the rain has slowed progress this ;
  • The new base of the playground area has been installed. This is a engineered fibre mulch that not only complies with the recommend soft surface for playgrounds but is also an accessible friendly surface ;
  • The swing set with an accessible swing is scheduled to be installed this week. The engineered Fibre mulch is also to be installed there as well ;
  • The pump house water line is now installed;
  • Work on the grandstands continues by Praztek Construction;
  • Further remediation work continues at the north side of the park;

Background:

Due to a report issued regarding soil contamination, significant fill is required to be added to the park. This reality provided an opportunity for the redesign of the open-space area, leading to a five-year phased plan being developed.A conceptual design was prepared by Dillon Consulting in 2018 and the city has also secured the services of an engineering firm to complete a detailed lot grading and drainage plan to accommodate the soil that is to be added to the site.

The complete 2016 Hollinger Park Soil Sampling report is available through the City’s website:

http://www.timmins.ca/download/reports_and_publications/Soil_Sampling_Program_Hollinger_Park.pdf

 

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212      heather.duhn@timmins.ca

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