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$1.4M in parks capital projects proposed

Confederation Park could soon get a new playground if Burnaby council approves $1.4 million in capital projects proposed by the Burnaby parks department.

The playground project would cost $250,000 to remove the existing structures and replace them with a CSA-approved structure, and install rubber surfacing underneath, according to a city staff report. The funds would also cover the cost of adding site furniture and shade structures near the spray pool and playground, as well us upgrades to playcourts and walkway improvements.

Tennis courts at Stoney Creek and Keswick parks would be resurfaced and the fencing replaced, for $180,000, which would include a review and potential phase one installation of new surfacing techniques for courts at Central Park.

Another $100,000 is proposed to fund improvements to the 236 km of trails and walkways in city parks, including grade changes, trail widening, installation of safety railings and washout reconstruction.

At Kensington Park fields, $150,000 would be spent to install new drainage systems on fields one to four to improve playability for soccer and baseball.

And $725,000 is designated for repaving of the west parking lots at Cameron Centre, the second half of the lot for Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East and the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course-Squint Lake Park access road.

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