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Anonymous donor gives $50,000 to be used for city park upgrades

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Journal staff

Local playgrounds are getting a $50,000 boost thanks to a generous donation, the City of Sarnia announced this week.

The individual, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the donation for ‘improvements to city parks,’ adding to an existing proposed expenditure of $300,000 for playground improvements in 2023.

“There is no real way we can thank the donor enough,” CAO Chris Carter said in a news release. “Support like this will mean so much to the children who visit our parks, providing them with improved opportunities to play and grow.

“It’s a huge encouragement for all our staff seeing the community contribute in this way, from the bottom of all our hearts, thank you.”

The City is currently preparing to replace playground equipment at Cardiff Park, Lansdowne Park, Agincourt Park, and Retlaw Park in the year ahead.

While the exact use of the donation is still being considered, the support will allow for greater options in the selection of equipment, or possibly the selection of an additional park for playground replacement in 2023, the city added.

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