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Markham opens three new parks

The City of Markham recently celebrated the official opening of one of three new parks, creating yet another place for families to enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer.

Debbi Wilkes Park at 260 Rougeside Promenade opened to much fanfare on Saturday, July 15. Wilkes was a Canadian Olympic figure skater, a CBC broadcaster and was inducted into the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2001.

Next up: Robert Spindloe Park at 100 Battista Perri Dr. will open on Saturday, July 22 with celebrations from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Finally, Cornell Community Park at 371 Cornell Centre Blvd. will also open that day with the ceremony kicking off at 3 p.m. and celebrations continuing to 5 p.m.

All park openings feature a host of free events, including ice cream truck, entertainment, airbrushed tattoos and the City of Markham’s recreation truck. Mayor Frank Scarpitti will address attendees at each event.

Photo courtesy of the City of Markham.

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