Often we find it easier to criticize our elected officials than commending them for some of the sound decisions they make. Take, for example, the McCallan Park/Railway Greenway tucked between Westminster Highway and Granville Avenue.
During the past couple of years, the city has done an excellent job in making improvements to this much-used park. Not long ago, the playground equipment was in bad shape and had become a safety hazard. I brought this to Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s attention. Immediately, the old play equipment was removed and replaced with a brand new one. Now, a large number of children in this neighbourhood enjoy themselves while playing there. A number of park benches placed in the area enable parents and grandparents to enjoy the fresh air and greenery while watching children play.
Last year, the city planted a large number of trees throughout the park. The park has now become a major attraction and hub of activity in this neighbourhood. On behalf of my neighbours in this area, I would like to thank Mayor Brodie, the Councillors and the city staff for making McCallan Park so attractive.