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Splash pad included in new sights to behold in Berwick this summer


BERWICK - The Apple Capital is abuzz with activity.

Like apples in the Valley, new ideas continue to blossom and take shape in the Town of Berwick.

“We are very busy. Berwick is really booming. We are looking at all kinds of new activities for this summer,” said Deborah Elliott, director of community development and recreation for the Town of Berwick.

The Town recently announced that the highly anticipated splash pad is ready for use at Rainforth Park.

“I think it’s one more addition to the grand scheme for the park. The concept for that park from a number of years ago is that it will be a multigenerational park… a community hub,” said Elliott, who added that guests are advised to exercise caution at the site while construction continues on the new multi-use building at the Rainforth.

New to the streetscape downtown, visitors will find two playing pianos available for public use and eight Apple Box Chairs with planters lining Commercial Street. The seed for the Apple Box Chairs idea was planted last year as part of the Town of Berwick’s entry in the inaugural Red Chair Challenge.

“It went over so well that we tried to think of other ways that we could bring that component into the community,” said Elliott, noting that the names of the sponsors are stenciled on the side of the chairs.

The chairs can typically accommodate more than one adult and multiple children. Visitors are encouraged to take some photos in Berwick’s Apple Box Chairs.

“They’re beautiful, they’re comfortable and people seem to love them,” said Elliott.

The chairs paired well with the Canada Flags and Red Chair Challenge entries put out to create a festive look for July 1.

And then there’s the newest addition to Berwick’s downtown core – decorative banners.  

Prints of the banners, designed by Eric Goggin of New Brunswick-based Destination Art, appeal to the Town of Berwick’s agricultural history. Frameable prints of Goggin’s design can be purchased at the Town of Berwick’s recreation office or the Apple Capital Museum.

“We just love it,” said Elliott.

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