Oshawa opens redeveloped north-end Pinecrest Park

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Published August 8, 2023 at 4:06 pm

The City of Oshawa is celebrating another park redevelopment and another new splash pad after cutting the ribbon on the new and improved Pinecrest Park.

The northeast Oshawa park is just over one-and-a-half hectares in size and features new play equipment, an accessible swing, accessible park pathways, seating, a soccer field and a splash pad.

The redevelopment project of the Beatrice Street park (located just west of Townline Road) was made possible by $483,000 in funding from the federal government’s Canada Community-Building Fund.

“I am honoured to celebrate the official reopening of Pinecrest Park – a vibrant addition to the great City of Oshawa,” said Mayor Dan Carter, who said the amenities promises “endless joy and excitement” for all ages and abilities. “Thank you to the federal government and its Canada Community-Building Fund for making these park upgrades possible.”

Whitby MP Ryan Turnbull was on hand for the ribbon-cutting and he called Ottawa’s investment a way to make communities “vibrant and enjoyable” places to live. “The redevelopment of Pinecrest Park creates a safe, comfortable, and accessible place for all residents to get active and gather as a community.”

Councillor Brian Nicholson said the re-development of city parks is one of his “favourite things” as Chair of the Safety and Facilities Services Committee. “Pinecrest Park will be a focal point for years to come in this neighbourhood.”

Ward 3 Councillor Bradley Marks was also effusive in his praise, calling the ceremony a “moment of celebration” for local residents. “It is wonderful to see the new park features – especially the new splash pad, playground, walkways and shaded areas – being enjoyed by so many in this family neighbourhood.”

A redevelopment of Cordova Valley Park in the south end of the city – also including a new splash pad – got its moment in the sun a couple of weeks ago with a ribbon-cutting of its own at the Glen Street park.

About half of the nearly $2 million in park upgrades was provided through a $975,000 grant from the same federal Community-Building Fund.

 

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