Friday, July 29 2011 @ 07:22 AM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh offered help to, and called on community groups to identify spaces for the construction of children’s play parks. Speaking at the formal opening of a Children’s Play Park at Recreation Road, Gulf View on Wednesday July 27, 2011, Minister Baksh lauded the new Management Committee of the Gulf View Community Centre for having the park constructed and available in just three months after the Committee was installed.
He said the initiative was a shining example of community action that other Community Centre Committees should follow.
Minister Baksh described projects like these as inspiring, not only to children, but also to parents and other members of the community.
The Minister reminded residents that community facilities’ will last as long as they are cared for and maintained through systems put in place by the community.
The park is located opposite the recently opened Gulf View Community Centre, on Recreation Road, Gulf View. It features slides, swings, rides and more. It was decorated for the occasion with art by children from the area.