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Scott to unveil new park at Back to School Bash

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Posted at 3:27 AM, Jul 08, 2021

A new playground, new fences, benches and barbecues are among the updates made to Memramcook Park in Scott.

"We got a generous donation from miss Lena Weaver and her family. It allowed us the opportunity to invest in the park. We already had intentions to invest from the general fund to improve the park because the park needed some updates from a safety standpoint," says Mayor Jan-Scott Richard. It's the park that probably sees the most traffic in town.

"This is our premier park. Of course its on our municipal grounds across the street from city hall and its used a lot more than people think," says the Mayor.

"I love this park, I do! It's convenient for me and my children," adds Cherish, a mother who visits this park with her children.

Cherish says she values safe outdoor playtime with her kids, and that she's excited about the new updates.

"I like this new creation! For the kids, safety-wise for them," says Cherish.

On Saturday, July 10, the park will be dedicated with music, food and activities for the kids. The party will also be a "Back to School Bash."

We're going to have some goodie bags, backpack bags that we're giving away. Notebooks, folders, a little pen pouch and some other goodies that the local charities have given, so it's going to be a great day!" says Mayor Richard.

The party is at Memramcook Park from 10: am to 1:00 pm, and it is free to everyone.