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Hollinger Park, parking lot closed for construction

Mini-putt also closed for the season
2018-06-04 Hollinger Park MH
Hollinger Park in Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

As remediation work at Hollinger Park continues, the area is now closed for construction.

According to an update on the work from the City of Timmins, the park and parking lot are closed and the only public access is to the cenotaph at the entrance to the area. The mini-putt is also closed for the season.

On the north field, the city says a geotextile fabric is being installed before spreading fill material. A new water line for the splash pad and skate path is also almost installed.

At the baseball field, sodding has started and the work on the grandstands and electrical work is underway.

In 2016, it was revealed that there are higher than normal levels of lead, arsenic and antimony in the surface soil at the park.

The remediation work includes improving the surfaces of the playground and splash pad, removing sand and brick to be compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and importing some fill to help with drainage in low-lying areas.

Earlier this month, council approved the upgrades to the electrical work and splash pad area at the popular park.

In August the project to restore the grandstands was given the green light.