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Monday, November 25, 2013

Quality Over Quantity When It Comes To Recreation

Recreation is one of Common Council's top priorities for 2014 and councillors tonight will be asked to adopt a new strategic plan called Play SJ. 

Part of that plan calls for a multiplex ice surface that would replace the existing arenas. Recreation Manager Kevin Watson says that makes good economic sense with less cost to maintain and the timing is right because the existing arenas around town are getting long in the tooth.

The plan would also see fields, where possible, converted to artificial turf. Watson says the theme is quality over quantity. 

Saint John now has 70 playgrounds. A city our size, according to national standards, should have 14.