The Town of Tillsonburg is moving ahead with the scheduled replacement of the giant twister water slide at Lake Lisgar Waterpark.
TILLSONBURG - The Town of Tillsonburg is moving ahead with the scheduled replacement of the giant twister water slide at Lake Lisgar Waterpark.
Construction will begin today. The Capital project will cost $400,000 and was approved for the Town's 2020 budget. The existing slide will be demolished, and a new one installed prior to the start of the season. Mayor Stephen Molnar says they want to make sure it is up and running when life returns to normal.
"While it’s unclear when the Lake Lisgar Waterpark 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.
You will notice a fenced construction zone established west of the Waterpark building today. The paved pathway connecting Ross Street to John Street will be closed to allow for the safe delivery of supplies and equipment.
Director of Recreation, Culture and Parks Rick Cox says they will have proper signs installed.
"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."\
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. Molnar explains why they are doing this project.
"While any construction project is inconvenient in the short term, this is a repair that the community has requested. Council heard very clearly from members of the public last year that the slide was important, and that Lake Lisgar Waterpark should remain a viable summer attraction for the foreseeable future."
Project updates will be posted to www.tillsonburg.ca/slide throughout the project.