FRIDAY OCTOBER 22, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Nairn Park located in Cocoyea, San Fernando is one of the four community play park facilities which was selected by the Digicel Foundation last year to receive TT$35,000 funding through its Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) Programme. The project which will see the park get a facelift inclusive of new equipment is well on the way.
Through a partnership with the San Fernando City Corporation, the Councillor for Cocoyea/Tarouba and Digicel Foundation, the residents of Cocoyea and environs will soon have access to the upgraded recreational space. Although completion of the project has been severely delayed due to COVID restrictions, Councillor for Cocoyea/Tarouba, Teresa Lynch who manages the project has recently reassured the team that the project team is moving full speed ahead and should be completed by October 30.
The final piece of equipment for installation at the park is currently being fabricated. Once installed, all the pieces and benches will be painted. The team also intends to do some minor landscaping and planting of shrubbery to further beautify the space.
Ms Lynch expressed her gratitude to the community and other major stakeholders for their support with the community initiative.
As reported in the Digicel Foundation 7th Annual General Meeting in September, last year the Foundation successfully invested TT$3.4 million in 33 projects that have impacted over 21,000 persons in Trinidad and Tobago.