Some big news coming from La Broquerie this week that will have a big impact on many young families in the area. 

Half a million dollars will be put toward three new playgrounds, and some unique features will be incorporated in the play spaces. 

Leisure Services Coordinator Dave Little says they received a $250,000 federal grant from the Canadian Community Revitalization Program, some funds have come from the provincial government and then the municipality is pitching in $250,000. 

“We’re building a large playground at our rec complex,” Little explains. “That one in particular will be for everybody from two to 13 years old or so. (There are) a lot of really cool features in it. As a matter of fact, it actually has an inground carousel on it so everybody can get on it regardless of their mobility. So, that's going to be pretty exciting.” 

The second park will be installed on Granger Street and will be geared toward toddlers. The third playground will go up in Marchand at the community hall. 

“The community is always asking for playgrounds,” Little says. “It’s one thing that we’ve heard for a long time and have been trying to accomplish. And we’re pretty excited about being able to build them.” 

Construction will begin next month and should be completed by the end of August. 

Little hints at more recreational projects being planned for the near future.