Letters: Kudos to Richmond council for McCallan Park

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.

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 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. 

Balwant Sanghera 

RICHMOND

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