New Komoka Park playground shows the power of community

Komoka park ribbon cutting


Middlesex Centre, Ontario, June 1, 2024 - On Saturday, Middlesex Centre Mayor Aina DeViet and Councillor Sue Cates officially opened the new playground at Komoka Park

While core funding for the project was included in the municipal budget, the Optimist Club of Komoka-Kilworth contributed an additional $60,000 to the project, which allowed for more elements to be added to the play structure. Middlesex Paving & Maintenance donated all of the asphalt to the project, improving the path visitors take to get to the new playground.

“Play is a critical part of a child’s development, encouraging physical activity and building social skills and self-confidence,” said Mayor DeViet. “With their generous donations, the Komoka-Kilworth Optimists and Middlesex Paving & Maintenance are contributing to an outdoor space that will allow families to play and explore together."

“Today is a great example of local supporting local,” added Councillor Sue Cates. “We can see firsthand the value of a local community group and local business joining together with the municipality to build and support families and youth.”

The playground features a variety of new structures – climbers, slides, spinners and more – that promote physical fitness and activity. Many of the structures are designed with accessibility in mind, allowing for children of all abilities to take part in the fun.

Middlesex Centre is committed to ensuring that parks and facilities serve the needs of all residents. 

“Our Accessibility Policy, Community Services Master Plan, and Age-Friendly Community Action Plan all point to accessible municipal facilities as fundamental to making sure people of all ages and abilities can fully take part in community life,” commented Mayor DeViet. “We are excited to see this playground opened and well received by residents and visitors.”


Media Contact:
Heather Kepran
Municipality of Middlesex Centre