Image courtesy of City of Mission.

Image courtesy of City of Mission.

City of Mission breaks ground on new pumptrack, announces 2 more park-play structures

Griner Park, Ross Park, Mission Sports Park to all receive improvements

The City of Mission broke ground on the community’s very first pumptrack earlier this month, and today, (Oct. 6) they’ve announced two additional improvements coming to local parks.

Councillors, along with Bike Task Force members, brought shovels to Griner Park to kick off the construction of the pumptrack which officially begins on Oct. 11.

“Our parks are more popular than ever and it’s clear that people are looking for new ways to be outdoors,” said Mayor Paul Horn.

“These facilities are all about our young people and families, offering more opportunities for active recreation. It was youth who advocated for these new amenities, so I am excited to see that they will be located where so many can enjoy them.”

The city conducted public surveys to get input on the track features and location, and settled on Griner Park “carrying on the legacy of Gerry Griner that the park remains for the enjoyment of children,” says a city press release.

Two new play structures have also been announced for Ross Park and Mission Sports Park, slated to take place by the end of October and early November.

“More masterplan recommendation projects realized in Mission,” said Maureen Sinclair, director of parks, recreation and culture. “We are all so happy to see these projects underway.”

The groundbreaking ceremony at Griner Park was kept private due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. The city thanked the public for their input and ongoing cooperation during construction.

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