SAINT-LAURENT, QC, June 18, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The shelter and pool at Parc Decelles in Saint-Laurent reopened to the public on June 16. Built in 1964, these facilities underwent major renovations for the first time last summer, resulting in the closure of the pools there all last season.
In particular, the public will now be able to benefit from a swimming pool that has been brought up to standards and equipped with a new filtration system. As for the park shelter, it is now accessible to people with limited mobility. It has also been expanded and all interior spaces have been renovated, including the entrance hall, the lifeguards' office and the changing rooms for men and women. A family changing room has also been added as well as a charging station for electric vehicles. With these improvements, the park is aiming for a LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certificate.
Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa, delighted with this reopening, stated: "These renovations were designed to provide all residents with access to modern, environmentally-friendly sports facilities that meet today's standards. These improvements are also in line with Saint-Laurent's overall will to ensure, for the past several years now, that its parks are well maintained and modernized. Substantial funds are earmarked for this purpose in the Three-Year Capital Investment Program. In 2017 alone, $4.5 million was invested in the rehabilitation and redevelopment of our parks."
The facilities at Parc Decelles include a baseball field, a T-shaped pool over 400 m² in size, a wading pool and splashpads. In the summer of 2016, nearly 15,000 pool users had been recorded. All in all, Saint-Laurent's parks feature more than thirty water facilities, including 16 splashpads, 9 wading pools and 8 swimming pools.
This summer, neighbourhood residents will also have a chance to benefit from the temporary installations along Rue Decelles, between Décarie and Sainte-Croix: a shared "rural pathway" featuring various green landscapes in addition to cultural, sports and recreational facilities.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent
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