New rubberized surface for Meadow Park Waterpark
This summer the Meadow Park Outdoor Waterpark received a facelift thanks to a grant from Tire Stewardship BC, a not-for-profit society formed to manage British Columbia’s tire recycling program. The popular park received a new colourful rubber surface made from scrap tires that cushions falls, creates fun and makes the waterpark accessible to people of all ages and all levels of ability.
The solid crumb-rubber surface is completely wheelchair and walker accessible. Accessible paved paths were also installed that link the adjacent accessible playground, washroom and parking lot. This ultra-modern playground surface is also very durable. Like the tires it is made from, the surface is highly resistant to cold and heat and has a much longer life span. Recreational surfaces made from recycled tire granules are also easier to maintain and clean.
50 percent of the funding for the $30,000 installation of the new rubberized surface was provided in part by a grant from Tire Stewardship BC. The grant program is funded from eco fees paid by BC drivers when they purchase new tires. To qualify, applicants need to demonstrate that the grant will be used towards the purchase and installation of BC tire recycled products and that their facility is fully accessible to everyone.
For more information about recycled tire products and initiatives, please visit www.tirestewardshipbc.ca.