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Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Crosby Park Family Fun Day and Park Groundbreaking - 05/23/2007


Contact:   Danielle Chateau, Manager of Special Event Services, (905) 771-5507

Join community residents as they come together with the Town of Richmond Hill Mayor, Members of Council, and representatives from the Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation

At the Crosby Park Family Fun Day to celebrate the official groundbreaking and learn more about this upcoming, inclusive new park design

At Crosby Park, 161 Newkirk Road (at the northeast corner of Crosby Avenue and Newkirk Road behind Centennial Pool)

On Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine)

Residents will discover the exciting new features that will be available in the near future. This event will offer many fun-filled activities for the whole family, including: music, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), face painting, giveaways, a barbecue lunch at no cost (while supplies last) and activities for all residents.

The Town is redeveloping Crosby Park to provide opportunities for recreation, outdoor enjoyment and social interaction for people of all ages and abilities. Scheduled to be completed by Summer 2008, this unique project will result in much-needed parkland and recreational amenities for children with disabilities, as well as able-bodied children whose parents have disabilities. Some of the new features will include: water play areas such as the Rain Wall, Frog Pond and Wave Dock, swings for all abilities, surfaces for basketball or ball hockey and wheelchair skill and strength training, viewing gardens, an orchard walk and easy access to Centennial Pool changerooms.
The Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation is spearheading the community fundraising effort for the Crosby Park redevelopment project on behalf of the Town. With a goal of raising $500,000, a total of $380,000 has been raised to date. Residents will have the opportunity to contribute by sponsoring a tree through Walk of Friends, a community-based fundraising initiative. With a donation of $50 for a tree (40 to 60 cm tall) residents will have the opportunity to plant their donated tree in Crosby Park.

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