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Slide replacement at Lake Lisgar Water Park begins Monday

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The Town of Tillsonburg is moving ahead on Monday with the scheduled replacement of the giant twister waterslide at Lake Lisgar Water Park.

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The $400,000 capital project, approved in the Town’s 2020 budget, will see the existing slide demolished, and a new one installed prior to the start of the season.

“While it’s unclear when the Lake Lisgar Water Park will open this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making this repair now will ensure that the facility is able to be fully functional when the time comes,” said Mayor Stephen Molnar in a media release.

Beginning Monday, March 30, a fenced construction zone will be established west of the Water Park building. As well, the paved pathway connecting Ross Street to John Street will be closed to allow for the safe delivery of supplies and equipment.

“Signs will be posted to show pedestrians and cyclists how to detour over to Denton Street or the trail alongside Lake Lisgar while the pathway is closed,” said Rick Cox, Director of Recreation, Culture and Parks.

The Town of Tillsonburg is moving forward on the replacement of the waterslide at Lake Lisgar Water Park. A fenced construction site area will be set up Monday, March 30, to begin work on the $400,000 capital project. (Chris Abbott/Tillsonburg News)
The Town of Tillsonburg is moving forward on the replacement of the waterslide at Lake Lisgar Water Park. A fenced construction site area will be set up Monday, March 30, to begin work on the $400,000 capital project. (Chris Abbott/Tillsonburg News) jpg, TN

Access to the Memorial Park playground area is not expected to be affected, however the equipment remains closed to the public as part of the Town’s COVID-19 response.

“While any construction project is inconvenient in the short term, this is a repair that the community has requested,” said Molnar. “Council heard very clearly from members of the public last year that the slide was important, and that Lake Lisgar Water Park should remain a viable summer attraction for the foreseeable future.”

Project updates will be posted to www.tillsonburg.ca/slide throughout the project.

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