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Splash pads, skateboards top resident suggestions for park upgrades

(PHOTO: John Hughes wants to see an upgrade or an entirely new skatepark in Stittsville. And sooner rather than later. Photo by Jordan Mady.)

Last month, councillor Shad Qadri asked residents to send in their suggestions for park improvements and amenities in Stittsville.  City council has earmarked $2-million per year across the city to upgrade parks and recreation facilities over the next four years. Continue reading


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Stittsville skateboard park doesn’t do the trick, says local dad (with video)

(ABOVE: Stittsville dad John Hughes wants to see an upgrade or an entirely new skatepark in Stittsville. And sooner rather than later. Photo by Jordan Mady.)

John Hughes, 47, looked around at the skateboard park next to the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) as three young girls used one of its drop-in ramps as a slide.

There wasn’t a skateboarder in sight. Hughes said his kids, 13 and 10, don’t use the park, either. Continue reading


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