With the cold winter months behind us, municipal parks and recreation planners are getting busy designing new city parks and revamping existing parks which might be in need of a facelift. Parks and pathways play a big role in enhancing the quality of life for residents, giving them additional motivation to get themselves and their families outdoors and active in their own community.
Recently, the City of Ottawa announced the development of two city parks situated in the west-end of the city. In the Kanata suburb of Ottawa, parks planners began with Arcadia Park, providing local residents with playgrounds, a soccer field, winter ice rink and beautifully landscaped seating areas.
At little further west, the quaint village of Carp spent much of 2014 planning the development of Green Meadows Park. The park now includes junior and senior playgrounds, seating areas, pathways, a winter puddle rink, and a standard-sized basketball court. The development of this park was focused on the youth in the community, and planners hope the addition of the basketball court will satisfy that need.
Both parks were in need of outdoor basketball systems and the general contractor turned to Sport Systems to provide equipment that is durable, safe and fun for all participants. What was selected was our virtually indestructible BBIG line of gooseneck in-ground basketball systems. These systems come complete with a 4 ½” O.D. galvanized pole with a 48” gooseneck and a cast aluminum fan-shaped backboard that can withstand the elements.
A favourite of municipalities, recreation departments and educational facilities, these basketball systems are designed to stand the test of time, are resistant to vandalism and other damage and resist much of the wear and tear experienced during the harsh Canadian winter season.