MONTRÉAL, Sept. 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Russell Copeman, Mayor of the Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough and member of the Ville de Montréal executive committee, inaugurated the all-new multi-purpose playing field at parc Nelson-Mandela on Thursday of this week. He was joined by Marvin Rotrand, city councillor for the district of Snowdon.
The new multi-purpose playing field is the only one of its kind in Montréal. The playing surface, while smaller than other sporting fields, is sure to be a hit with citizens, who will be able to use it for soccer, handball or tennis as well as communal activities. The play area is marked off by lines based on the different sports, and an outdoor lighting system has made it possible to extend the opening hours. This new field is a welcome addition to the services offered to local residents, and it promises to be a popular draw with young families in the park.
"Our borough has made it a priority to upgrade our equipment and develop family-friendly spaces that meet the needs of citizens. The creation of community-based hubs like this one promotes exchanges and allows us to give shape to a neighbourhood like Snowdon," said Russell Copeman.
"The completion of this sports field is a concrete answer to the needs, expressed by citizens, for sports infrastructures as well as community and social spaces in this urban sector of the borough, and it is consistent with the Déclaration pour un arrondissement en santé ," added Marvin Rotrand.
The Borough and its partners are now offering a full program of activities aimed at allowing citizens to make the most of this unique playing field. Organizations within the borough will also benefit, as they will be able to use the facility by filing an application with the Direction de la culture, des sports, des loisirs et du développement social at the borough.
Pictures available upon request.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Côte-des-Neiges - Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
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