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Petticoat Creek Conservation's Aquatic Facility Now Under Construction

Jul 15, 2010

(TORONTO, July 15, 2010)-   Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) reminds Durham residents that access to the pool at Petticoat Creek Conservation Area in Pickering, is closed due to construction of a new aquatic facility set to be completed for the 2011 swimming season.  Funding for the multi-million dollar redevelopment plan for the facility came from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) in Ontario and Ontario Recreation (REC) Programs.

The new facility will include an aquatic playground consisting of interactive elements such as sprayers, buckets, cannons, ladders, stairs and sunning decks with cooling misting tubes for observers. The new swimming pool will provide an interactive swimming experience for more than 800 patrons at one time and accommodate swimmers of all skill levels. Both the play facility and the pool will use green technologies including energy efficient components and water conservation techniques. The project also covers the demolition of the existing pool, plumbing and mechanical infrastructure, re-grading and earth work, new deck, and renovations to washrooms and other facilities including landscaping and snack bar.

Petticoat Creek Conservation Area consists of 70 hectares of land located at the mouth of Petticoat Creek on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The conservation area boasts forests, meadows and fields with picnic areas. The Waterfront Trail running through Petticoat is part of the 730km Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail extending from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Ontario-Quebec border on the St. Lawrence. While the pool is under construction visitors will still get to enjoy other activities including: Cycling, Walking and Running along the waterfront trail, picnicking for families and corporate events, exploration of a wide array of flora and fauna, frequent sightings of indigenous wildlife including fox, white-tail deer and red-tail hawk and spectacular views of the bluffs.

Other TRCA locations for swimming include: Lakeview Splash at Albion Hills Conservation Area in Caledon; Bruce's Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville, and Wild Wetland Splash at Heart Lake Conservation in Brampton.

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

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