With the weather finally doing something other than raining, Langley Township has spent the summer finishing a number of new parks projects.
A new field house is rising at the soccer fields in Willoughby Community Park, part of a cooperative effort by the Township and local soccer clubs.
Al Neufeld, the Township's parks design manager, said the Marconbuilt structure's walls are up, and it will soon get a roof.
Several fields are also nearing completion.
A synthetic field in Aldergrove is finished, and a second field nearby is having the finishing touches done. Both are to be used for soccer, but could also be used for field lacrosse.
Two sand-turf soccer fields near Lynn Fripps Elementary, to open this September, are also almost done.
They won't quite be ready for the first recess of the year, however. The grass will need at least a few extra weeks to establish itself before play can start, said Neufeld.
At McLeod Athletic Park, the Township is rebuilding the javelin, hammer, and discus area to the east of the track.
Neufeld said the area has had drainage issues - the entire area was something of a swamp before the park was built - and it's also being upgraded to accommodate the 2013 and 2014 Legion National Youth Track and Field Meet.
Outside of sports fields, the Township is now looking at construction bids for an extension of the TransCanada Trail from Allard Crescent up towards the Golden Ears Bridge.
The actual construction will take place when the weather allows.
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