The PotashCorp Playland at Kinsmen Park is offering free rides and entertainment for one of the hottest days of the year.
The playland has free rides from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. on Wednesday after the grand opening ceremony. The park opened to the public on last week.
The original carousel, which hadn’t seen any improvement or repairs in more than 20 years, has been refurbished. The carousel features 36 unique animals and has always been regarded as a historic monument of Kinsmen Park.
The park also includes the bright lights of a new ferris wheel and a miniature Canpotex train. The replica modern-day freight train includes a locomotive, caboose and seating and follows the original racetrack route around the park.
Kinsmen Park is Saskatoon’s oldest park development. It’s held a horse race track and in the sixties they brought in a few rides.
The iconic Kinsmen Park train which was in service for 28 years was delivered to Prince Albert after it was acquired for $7,000. Its new home is the Country Fun Farm, just east of Prince Albert.
The master plan, expected to take up to 25 years, would include a festival site and winter activities including more skiing trails.
Parking is available at the playland parking lot, the Mendel site and north of the YWCA off Kinsmen Avenue.
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