by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park has been described as a “first class project” by Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley.
The park stands on 8.1 acres of land and according to Brantley, it is beautifully landscaped with just over 6,000 trees of the 10,000 that were pledged to be planted by the Government. He also outlined the amenities that are being offered at the facility, which includes but not limited to, a smoothie bar, meeting rooms, jogging-walking trails, a splashing fountain, a central lawn, a stage for big events, as well as a children’s playground and 24-hour security services are also available.
Having outlined the many challenges that preceded the construction of the facility, Brantley informed that the facility is fully functional to all who want to visit or are desirous of hosting events.
Considering the wide variety of amenities, the Premier said, the facility can accommodate Government and Cooperative conferences and exhibitions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, concerts, church events, movies, photoshoots, and picnics among other events.
Brantley, therefore, made an appeal for persons to be responsible and take care of the facility.
“We solicit the cooperation of the general public in obeying all the park rules to ensure that our children, friends and visitors alike continue to have access to this wonderful facility for many years to come. In particular, adults are asked to not use the facilities in the playground area, as the swings and rides are designed to accommodate a particular weight lift. ”
Security officers are complaining that adults have been using the playground facilities, according to Brantley. He however suggested that adults sit on the benches and read a book or watch the children have fun.
Meanwhile, Premier Brantley is encouraging individuals and their families to enjoy movies at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park on the last weekend of every month going forward. The details of the movies to be shown will be made available on the park’s Facebook page prior to the showing of the movies. Yoga sessions will also be held at the park on the first Saturday of each month for persons who are interested.