BC Wellness Park Receives New Rubber Surfacing
Recycled pour-in-place rubber provides a smooth surface to aid in mobility and offers a soft cushion for injury prevention
An upgraded Wellness Park in Sidney has a new rubberized surface made from 744 recycled BC scrap tires. The Town of Sidney received a grant from TSBC in the Spring of 2022, valued at $17,171, to go toward the new safe and durable rubberized park surfacing.
“The beautiful Wellness Park in Sidney is an outdoor exercise environment and the new rubberized surfacing made from recycled BC tires makes the area safe and accessible for seniors, persons with disabilities and the whole community,” Rosemary Sutton, Executive Director, TSBC, said.
“The pour-in-place rubber surface is extremely durable, can withstand all BC weather conditions and provides a softer landing for potential falls in the exercise area.”
Since 2009, TSBC has given out over $5.8 million dollars in community grants to municipalities, registered non-profit community groups or organizations, schools, and First Nations and Métis settlements, which have gone towards 328 projects, including rubber surfacing for water parks, fitness areas, and running tracks, in 94 communities throughout British Columbia.
In 2022, recycled rubber from 14,928 scrap tires was used for community projects, Sutton said.
© Scrap Tire News, March 2023