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Playground Pilot Project: Mobile FUN

June 9, 2016

MONCTON – The City of Moncton, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Moncton, is introducing a new summer pilot for neighbourhood playgrounds called Mobile FUN! This exciting new initiative will run from June 27 to September 2, 2016 with the YMCA’s Mobile FUN team visiting different playgrounds in Moncton on a rotating schedule. Children and families will be offered safe, fun and quality camp-like experiences all summer long! 

2016 Mobile FUN playground locations:
1004 Muifield Drive
115 Maplehurst Drive
120 Evergreen Drive
35 Chelsea Road
16 Community Avenue
170 Lorne Street
280 Noel Street 
289 Reade Street
85 Reade Street
25 Burlington Avenue
100 Olympic Crescent
387 Salisbury Road
35 Fergus Street
78 Lewis Street
45 Centre Street
70 Beechwood Avenue
40 Pleasant Street
99 Auburn Circle
120 Ellerdale Avenue
39 Ripplewood Road

“This new playground platform enables us to reach twice as many parks throughout the city and will better serve the city as whole,” says Jocelyn Cohoon, Director of Leisure Services with the City of Moncton. “We are very thrilled to be partnering with the YMCA to bring families quality summer fun including physical activity, nutrition, arts, crafts, games, entertainment and more!”

“The YMCA of Greater Moncton is dedicated to meeting the needs of children and youth with a wide variety of programs and our partnership with the City of Moncton will help us bring excellent programming to them right in their own neighbourhoods,” says Dave Theriault, Vice-President of Programs for the YMCA of Greater Moncton. 

Mobile FUN will feature two mobile recreation teams visiting four neighbourhood parks per day, Monday to Friday, for a duration of three hours per visit, rain or shine. It will be cancelled during extreme heat or thunder. 

The daily schedule with playground locations and activities is available online at moncton.ca and ymcamoncton.com. Watch for the YMCA’s Mobile FUN teams to pull-up at a playground near you this summer and come join the fun!

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Media Contact:

Kelly Jones
Communications, City of Moncton