Gateway Gazette

Perdue Park Opening Ceremony and Dedication in Turner Valley

Turner Valley – Children, families and the community are invited to attend an opening ceremony and dedication of the newly redeveloped playground located at the corner of John Street and Robert Street in Turner Valley on Tuesday, October 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Following a recommendation by the Paths, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, a board made up of residents and Council members, Council supported moving equipment from the spray park location to improve the community park. Council also approved the installation of several new pieces of playground equipment to increase the age range of children who would benefit from the play area. Perdue Park features climbing structures, slides, swings and sitting areas to give families a great place to relax and play!

An online naming competition for the playground was held in the spring. Of the options shortlisted, Perdue Park received an overwhelming number of citizen votes. Jeremy Perdue was a local RCMP Constable with the Turner Valley detachment and father to five young children who succumbed to a rare form of cancer earlier this year. Perdue Park is named in memory of RCMP Constable Jeremy Perdue whose commitment to his family and the community will always be remembered. He was an 11-year member of the RCMP and was assigned to the Turner Valley Detachment in 2009. He was actively involved in a number of community initiatives. Mayor Kelly Tuck stated, “this is a celebration of community spirit and hope. We are delighted the Perdue family has agreed to allow us to honour Jeremy’s dedication to Turner Valley and area in this way.”

Tuesday’s celebration will include children’s entertainment, activities, treats and fun for the whole family!

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