The City of Burlington is encouraging residents to apply to manage a rink close to home, with help from the Neighbourhood Rink Program.
“A neighbourhood rink is a great opportunity for Burlington residents to come together and enjoy the winter season,” said Chris Glenn, director of parks and recreation. “We want to encourage neighbours to be active outdoors, play together and support each other through maintaining a rink.”
The City of Burlington has 12 parks across Burlington available for neighbourhood rinks:
- Brant Hills Park
- Bridgeview Park
- Central Park
- Ireland Park
- LaSalle Park
- Lowville Park
- Mountainside Park
- Nelson Park
- Orchard Park
- Sheldon Park
- Sherwood Park
- Tansley Woods Park
Neighbourhood rinks are free to install and use.
The City of Burlington will work with neighbourhood group to support each rink by:
- Providing a training manual for participating residents on ice maintenance
- Providing and installing hoses and boards
Each resident neighbourhood group needs to:
- Have a minimum of six committed households for each winter season
- Be over the age of 18 to sign the application
- Live at different addresses
- Flood and maintain the ice
- Provide snow shovels to clear the rink and make sure the rink is shoveled and clear of snow for neighbours to use.
How to get started:
Applications are online at www.burlington.ca/neighbourhoodrink until Nov. 1, 2015. Applicants will be advised of approval by Nov. 6, 2015.
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