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Indoor Play Structure

Background

City of Fort St. John staff would like to expand available activities by installing a small play structure for kids to play on and burn off energy when they are in the building.

General Information
The Pomeroy Sport Centre is a busy place during the winter season for kids. Many families seem to live at the rink while siblings each take their turn on the ice. Recreation Staff have begun to diversify and utilize the open spaces around the rinks to accommodate a greater interest base than just the sport of hockey. Over the past two years, ping pong tables, a mini basketball court, and toddler wall games have been added to capitalize on existing space. The feedback from the public has been very positive of the additional things to do during the long days at the rink.

City of Fort St. John staff would like to expand available activities by installing a small play structure for kids to play on and burn off energy when they are in the building. In addition, to encourage active play, this structure can be used to deter negative behaviour around the facility.

Criteria
City recreation facilities were reviewed in 2017 for an ideal location. It was determined that a small structure would fit in between the East and West rinks. Additional criteria consisted of;
1. Ability for parent supervision in close proximity to the rinks
2. Easily visible for staff to keep an eye on it (note structure will not be supervised by staff)
3. Within an area that is easily accessible to the public (not locked)

Location
The proposed location at the Pomeroy Sport Centre between the two hockey rinks on the first floor.

Project Specifics
• The size of the play structure is not large but will be designed to fit the existing space (follow the contour of the stairwell wall and not conflicting with the rink traffic)
• The maximum size is 11 feet by 20 feet along the wall and stairwell height
• Black floor matting will be required to be extended at the location to allow ice skates to walk freely between the two rinks

Engagement Opportunities

Engagement opportunities have ended, please watch for a summary of the engagement shortly.

Project Timeline

Estimated Timeline
August – September – Community Consultation
October – Request for Proposals
December – Installation

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