Grand re-opening of Nathan Shuster Park on September 14 at 11 am

Nathan Shuster Park re-opens on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11 am after a $1.02 million renovation that includes some of the most innovative new equipment for kids on the Montreal island.

“The play equipment we have installed for both younger and older kids at Nathan Shuster Park will make it unique on the island,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “In order to plan the park, council and staff, and residents engaged in place-making exercises. Place-making is the process of making public places that will attract people and promote their health, happiness, and well-being.  I am confident the revamped Park will succeed admirably in doing so.”

District 8 Councillor Ruth Kovac says the park will be well used because of its unique features.

"I am very proud of the way the process that led to the rejuvenation of the park," Councillor Kovac said. "We engaged, discussed, debated and in the end have a great park. I think parents and grandparents will have a lot of great memories here."

The park is located between Collins Ave. to the south and Wallenberg Ave. to the north. It is near the northern-most part of Cavendish Blvd. The park now includes a zip-line, tube slide, enhanced nature walk trail, and other items for kids. Given that the Park sits together with a protected forested area, many of the items play on the forest theme with benches that look like logs sliced in half and a play equipment that looks like a treehouse.

“We think Nathan Shuster Park will attract people from across Côte Saint-Luc who want to experience something different,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, the council member responsible for parks and recreation issues. “We think it will become a favourite destination in Côte Saint-Luc, not just for people in the area but from all over our city.”

Nathan Shuster Park was originally inaugurated on June 14, 1990. It is named in honour of the late Nathan Shuster who was a city councillor in Côte Saint-Luc from 1964 to 1989. He passed away in 1989 before the end of his term of office. Nathan Shuster’s children have been invited to the event and are expected to attend the grand re-opening.

 

To learn more about Nathan Shuster Park, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/NathanShusterPark.




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