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Grant Potter Memorial Playground

Registered Name: Annapolis Royal

Business No: QD-120650

Grant Potter Memorial Playground

The Grant Potter Memorial Park & Playground is now open for the 2023 season!

You may notice some changes have been made in the playground. Some of the features such as a slide, climbing wall and balance logs, and gazebo had reached the end of their life span, so they have been removed, and the boat has been overhauled to ensure it’s fun and safe for all for 2023. Also, this past winter the Recreation Department partnered with Joy Elliott – Landscape Architect CSLA and conducted a community consultation regarding this facility and a plan was developed to upgrade the playground. These were the first steps towards revitalizing the playground so it can become an even more exciting and inclusive play space.

The ongoing revitalization project plan is divided into two parts; addressing drainage to ensure accessible walkways, installing new inclusive swings, slides, climbing and balance features and a gazebo/shaded seating area will be “Phase I”. Upon completion of this work, the boat is to be replaced with an equally exciting but more accessible and inclusive new boat is Phase II

The estimated cost for Phase I is $142,000. The Town of Annapolis Royal has applied for both Federal and Provincial accessibility and facility funding to support this, but as part of the Town’s contribution we still need your help! As part of the budgeting and grant application process we have set a local fundraising contribution goal of $10,000. These cash donations will be directly applied to the purchase of new features such as a double slide, swing set, and shaded seating area, which will be purchased and installed as soon as these fundraising goals are reached. Should we exceed this amount, all funds will be directly applied to the project to make the playground an incredible space. If you would be interested in having either you or your business fully sponsor any of these features, please contact Noah Scanlan, Active Communities & Recreation Coordinator at 902-955-1205 to discuss, or if you would be willing to offer in-kind services such as excavation, installation, or carpentry, this can also be discussed but you must be fully licensed and insured.

Thanks for your support for this amazing all-ages facility and recreation activities in the Town!