Grand opening of Palladium Park and proclamation that June is Recreation and Parks Month


Burlington, Ont., May 15, 2012 - Join Mayor Rick Goldring and Ward 6 Councillor Blair Lancaster as they celebrate the grand opening of Palladium Park - Burlington's first community park north of Dundas Street - and proclaim that June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM).

The event takes place in the Palladium Park playground on Tuesday, May 22 from 3:30 to 4:30. Instead of the usual "ribbon cutting", a group of local children will "rush" the ribbon and burst into the playground area.

Palladium Park includes a soccer pitch, playground, basketball court and modular skateboarding ramps and rails and functional public art benches and site furnishings.

The event starts at 3:30 p.m., presentations begin at 4 p.m., the JRPM proclamation will be signed at 4:15 p.m. and the ribbon rushing will take place immediately after.

Activities include kite building and flying - free kite kits to the first 24 children - games, activities, free popsicles and more. Plus this is an ideal opportunity to pick up your Parks and Recreation summer passport.

Following the event, Mayor Goldring will officially present the JRPM proclamation to council during a regularly scheduled council meeting Tuesday evening.

Established in 2005, June is Recreation and Parks Month is an annual community mobilization movement that takes place in parks, schools, recreation centres and neighbourhoods across Ontario. JRPM reaches children and families in Ontario through concerted promotion in participating communities

What:            Grand opening of Palladium Park and declaration that June is Recreation and Parks Month

Where:         Palladium Park, Palladium Way, off Walker's Line north of Dundas Street

When:          Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., proclamation signing and ribbon rushing at 4:15 p.m.

Who:             You, your kids, your neighbours, the community, plus Mayor Goldring and Councillor Lancaster

Why:              To celebrate the first community park north of Dundas Street and to declare JRPM


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Communications contact:
Lee Oliver
Communications Advisor
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7835






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