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New Eco-Friendly Water-Play Facility Opens at Albion Hills Conservation Area

Jun 14, 2010

(TORONTO, June 14)  The new Lakeview Splash water-play facility at Albion Hills Conservation Area will be the coolest place to get wet in Caledon, when it opens to the public for the first time on June 16.  This eco-friendly facility incorporates wetland themed water features nestled within natural wilderness surroundings, with grass picnic areas overlooking Albion Lake. Lakeview Splash at Albion Hills is a fantastic all-day summer outing that the whole family will enjoy, with fun activities that include swimming, paddling, picnicking and relaxing by the beachside. The 100% accessible water play facility is not only fun for the whole family, but it is also a great way to beat the heat!  

Lakeview Splash consists of a 445 sq metre outdoor wading pool (4 ft deep) and a 125 sq metre interactive outdoor splash pad for clean and safe water fun for kids of all ages. It features a state-of-the-art water conservation and recycling system that utilizes water only when activated, which reduces the accumulation of wastewater and need for fresh water input.  On site visitors will find energy and water efficient washroom facilities, including low flow toilets and faucets that further reduce water waste.  The installation of sensor automated lights is another energy saving design feature that contributes to a cleaner, greener and healthier environment.  Children will be able to enjoy the variety of splash features including tipping buckets and ground sprays.

Lakeview Splash will be open weekends from June 6 and daily from June 26- September 6, 2010 (weather permitting).  Admission to Albion Conservation Area is $6 for adults (16+), $5 for seniors (60 yrs.+) and children are free (0-15 yrs.).  The General entrance fee to Lakeview Splash aquatics facility is an additional $3.50 and children under two years old are free.

Albion Hills Conservation Area, is a 446 hectare active-use park north of the Village of Bolton which features a campground, a man made lake and sees over 100,000 visitors annually.  In an effort to expand and diversify Albion Hills Conservation Area Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), which manages the park, is dedicated to making it a place where people of all ages can come enjoy and appreciate an array of sustainable water based activities.

 WHAT: The Official Opening of Lakeview Splash at Albion Hills Conservation Area

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 11 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - Opening ceremony: (photo op) Official ribbon cutting and turning on of the water marks the official opening of the Lakeview Splash aquatic facility. Students (Grades five - eight) from St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic School in Brampton, will be the first lucky users to take a dip when the water at Lakeview Splash is turned on for the first time.

11:30 a.m. - Guided tour: The green technologies used in constructing Lakeview Splash aquatic facility will be showcased and explained in greater detail by Toronto and Region Conservation staff.  

Light refreshments will be served.

WHO:  Regional Chair Emil Kolb, Region of Peel, Regional Councillor Allan Thompson, Acting Mayor of Caledon, Regional Councillor Richard Whitehead, Wards 3 & 4, Town of Caledon; Brian Denney, CAO, Toronto and Region Conservation; Doug Miller, Manager of Conservation Parks, TRCA and students from St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic School.

WHERE:  Lakeview Splash Area, Caledon

 

With more than 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca

 

 

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Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856
media@trca.on.ca

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