What happened in Riley Park today? These park visitors were happy to tell their story. They got a phone call from their cousins, cricket players in a full day match in the scorching heat.
“Bring cold drinks to the game in Riley Park,” their cousins pleaded. “We’re dying of thirst here.”
Vandalism in the Forest Lawn cricket pitch has added even more pressure to Riley Park as Forest Lawn’s scheduled games are moved to other parks.
Three weeks before summer and baking hot temperatures have drawn people out of doors. Sun lovers sprawled on blankets, dogs’ tongues hung to the ground, and the children’s playground was packed.
All of them need water and there’s none to be had on site.
Excitement builds to 18 June, 2016, when the short list of three student drinking fountain designs is unveiled.
Help build the public drinking fountain in Riley Park. Click to donate through the Parks Foundation and specify your support is for the Water for Riley project.
Call 403 862 1923 or email to volunteer or for more information.