The Ferguson Forest Centre (FFC) is pleased to have assisted the Municipality of North Grenville with their establishment of a new and now opened public toboggan hill in the Ferguson Forest Centre’s Arboretum (241 Honour Way), located opposite to the Centre’s off leash dog park.
The toboggan hill is open to public use when weather conditions permit and between the hours of 8am to 5 pm daily, including weekends and statutory holidays. Participants are asked to follow all Ontario health guidelines, maintain a 2 metre physical distancing from those outside of your household or cohort at all times, to use helmets and, if 12 years old or younger, to have parental supervision. A full set of tobogganing rules has been posted on site.
Ferguson Forest Centre President Carl Doucette stated:
“Provided posted toboggan hill rules are followed and Ontario health guidelines are adhered to, experts agree tobogganing is a safe and healthy family oriented outdoor activity. Come out and enjoy the fresh air at the toboggan hill as well as the Centre’s off leash dog park, many trails and park areas and the arboretum. “
North Grenville Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan, Municipal Representative to the FFC, said:
“Having this new facility to offer outdoor recreation for young people in our community is a welcome asset and very important to our wellbeing. I look forward to taking my grandchildren to enjoy this outdoor sliding hill. I appreciate the work of the FFC and the PRC department of the Municipality for their collaborative effort.”
The FFC is happy to have helped the Municipality of North Grenville with this endeavour and to thank Luke Dulmage and Ryan Hess of L&R Custom Farming for their generous donation of 10 hay bales that have been strategically placed on the toboggan hill to enhance the user’s safety and enjoyment.
For more information, please contact the North Grenville Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.
Carl Cannon, FFC VP