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New accessible playground opens at Saskatoon zoo

A new accessible playground has been unveiled at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.
A new accessible playground has been unveiled at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. City of Saskatoon / Supplied

The grand unveiling of the new Orano Fun Zone playground was held on Aug. 2 at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.

City of Saskatoon officials said it’s a state-of-the-art, accessible playground certain to delight children of all ages.

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It replaces an older wooden play structure and is located in new area next to the orchard.

Through the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation, the project received a donation from Orano Canada.

“It is an area that will be a fun stop for many families visiting the zoo, including our own employees and their children,” Tammy Van Lambalgen, Orano Canada vice-president of corporate affairs and general counsel, said in a press release.

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“Despite the difficult times for our industry, Orano Canada has been planning for this contribution for some time and we are particularly pleased to have been able to contribute to the construction of this new, accessible playground as it allows all children to have the opportunity to play together.”

Orano Canada has been exploring, developing mines, and producing uranium concentrate in Saskatchewan for over half a century.