Upgraded Sidney Wellness Park receives new rubber surfacing made from 744 recycled tires
The new surface is made of recycled pour-in-place rubber which provides a smooth surface to aid in mobility and offers a soft cushion for injury prevention
An upgraded Wellness Park in Sidney has a new rubberized surface made from 744 recycled BC scrap tires. The Town of Sidney received a grant from TSBC in the Spring of 2022, valued at $17,171, to go toward the new safe and durable rubberized park surfacing.
“The beautiful Wellness Park in Sidney is an outdoor exercise environment and the new rubberized surfacing made from recycled BC tires makes the area safe and accessible for seniors, persons with disabilities and the whole community,” said Rosemary Sutton, Executive Director, TSBC. “The pour-in-place rubber surface is extremely durable and can withstand all BC weather conditions, and it lasts for many years. The rubber surface also makes for a softer landing for potential falls in the exercise area compared to the previous, aged surface tiles.”
Since 2009, TSBC has given out over $5.8 million dollars in community grants to municipalities, registered non-profit community groups or organizations, schools, and First Nations and Métis settlements. In total, grants have gone towards 328 projects, including rubber surfacing for water parks, fitness areas, and running tracks, in 94 communities throughout British Columbia.
“The Sidney Wellness Park is one of many projects across British Columbia that TSBC is supporting. In 2022, recycled rubber from 14,928 scrap tires will be used for community projects,” said Sutton.
TSBC’s scrap tire recycling program in BC, is one of the most successful in North America and the oldest recycling program in Canada. Since the BC program was first established in 1991, over 100 million tires have been recycled, and every year the equivalent of over five million scrap vehicle tires are recycled into new products.
For more information on the Wellness Park in Sidney, BC, please visit: www.sidney.ca.
And to find a tire recycling location near you, please visit: https://tsbc.ca/recycle-your-tires/.