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South Hill residents clean up park in preparation for South of the Bridge Day event

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South of the Bridge Day takes place on Saturday, June 8th and is a free annual event at Kinette Peter Pan Park to bring the community together with various activities for all ages.

The South Hill Community Association (SHCA) spent May 25 revitalizing the Kinette Peter Pan Park at the corner of Tapley and Coteau Streets West.

A dedicated team of volunteers have come together for a work effort to strip old paint from playground equipment, swings and picnic tables and then give them a fresh coat of bright colors. One of the volunteers, Dave Stevenson, took the opportunity to freshen up the park's iconic sign and ensure it continues to look inviting and welcoming to all visitors.

Kinette Peter Pan Park is a beautiful small park filled with majestic old shade trees and fully fenced, providing a safe and peaceful environment for families. For decades it has been a popular place where children, daycare centers and families have gathered to play, picnic and create lasting memories.

This community effort is part of the association's ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life in the South Hill neighborhood. The renovated playground and picnic areas come just in time for the upcoming annual South of the Bridge Day, which will take place on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

South of the Bridge Day is a free annual event at Kinette Peter Pan Park to bring the community together with various activities for all ages.

Highlights include a scavenger hunt, free trolley rides, games and prizes. The Friendly Optimist Club will be selling hot dogs while Kona Ice will be selling their amazing frozen treats. It's a perfect opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a day at the newly revitalized park.

The South Hill Community Association would like to thank the City of Moose Jaw Parks and Recreation Department for providing the paint and supporting their efforts.

In addition to adding paint to the park, the association will install two new picnic tables and a new bench to improve the park's amenities, which should be installed prior to the South of the Bridge Day event.

The South Hill Community Association is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to making South Hill a vibrant and attractive place to live. Their efforts include semi-annual park cleanups, fundraising for local projects such as the beautiful mural on Fourth Avenue and Coteau Street, skating rinks and playground donations, and the Wakamow Valley Festival of Lights.

The mission of the association is to foster a strong, connected community through service and commitment.

“Working on the playground renovation with our South Hill volunteers was a great way to spend a Saturday,” said Crystal Froese of the South Hill Community Association.

“We would like to thank Riverview Collegiate alumni, Jan and John Cooper, and the Kinettes of Moose Jaw for their donations to help us renovate the park. We look forward to welcoming everyone from across the city to show off the newly renovated park on the upcoming South of the Bridge Day.”

Visit us for more information about the South Hill Community Association or to get involved.