Pincourt residents invited to official indoor playground opening in early June


PHOTO COURTESY VILLE DE PINCOURT

An artist’s rendering of the new indoor playground for children at the Faubourg de L’Île in Pincourt whose opening is now scheduled for early June.

As the day nears for the opening of its new indoor playground, Pincourt children, their parents, and all residents will be invited to participate in the official inauguration Mayor Yvan Cardinal told The Journal on Monday, May 14.

The opening will take place in early June but the date still has to be determined.

“It’s important for us to do this,” said Cardinal. “We’re doing it for our citizens and young families. We did the same the same thing when we opened Parc Mont-Bleu and the water park at Parc Olympique. There were a lot of happy and excited kids at both events.”

Unexpected delay

The indoor playground was originally scheduled to open in mid-April but was postponed because the equipment was, “…stuck at Canada Customs” for several weeks before it was authorized to be delivered, said Town Manager Michel Perrier.

“We finally received delivery of the playground equipment on Tuesday (May 8). The installation should start May 22. It’ll take about six to seven days to complete. After that, we’ll proceed with the opening,” said Perrier.

The playground will be located directly opposite to where the Hart department store will be relocated in the atrium of Le Faubourg de L’Île, at the northwest entrance to the mall.

Impressive structure

“It will be a very impressive structure,” Perrier told The Journal. “There will be a lot of activities for the kids – a climbing wall, trampoline, slides and more – everything you would find in the large entertainment centres for kids except for a ball pool. It’ll be a complete structure with all kinds of features.”

“We’ve been getting a lot of good comments. It got a big thumbs-up from our population when we announced the project. We’re going to be pretty proud when it officially opens with the next few weeks,” added Perrier.

The indoor playground will operate year-round. Cardinal anticipates it will quickly become a popular destination as soon as it opens that will bring in families and children during rainy days, on hot summer days for the air conditioning, and especially during blustery, cold and snowy winter days.

New outdoor park

The town will open a new outdoor park named Parc du Sûroit this summer. It will be located at Boulevard de l’Île and Rue du Sûroit. “We’ve been working on it for the past couple of years and we finally made the decision to go ahead with the project. There’s a big density of residents in the area and there’s no park. Now they will have one,” said Cardinal.

The new park is in line with promoting the town’s family-friendly policy.

“We had some catch-up to do with all the development that’s taken place in the last 10 to 12 years. Last year we refurbished Parc Souvenir and some other parks. We’re investing a lot in our park equipment because our young population is important. Twenty per cent of our citizens are under age 14,” said Perrier.

PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK

Pincourt’s Parc Olympique will undergo a refurbishment to its playground to replace some of the older play structures with new ones.

Parc Olympique refurbishment

Parc Olympique, located near the corner of Olympique Boulevard and Lussier Avenue, will also undergo a refurbishment to its playground to replace some of the older play structures with new ones.

“There will be a new climbing structure with some slides and other stuff. It’ll be quite the structure – between 25 to 30 feet high. It’ll be placed near where the playground is near the splash park. This will turn the park into a major recreational area,” said Perrier.

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