As Chair of the volunteer Board of Directors of the Upper Clements Parks Society I have decided to write to you, our visitors, and update you as to why the Roller Coaster is still down for maintenance. I know there has been a lot of comments and disappointments why this ride is not in operation. Please believe me, our Board and staff are also very disappointed. During early June, while our maintenance staff were working on the Coaster, we had an inspection by the Provincial Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) officer which subsequently resulted in a stop work order on any maintenance on this ride. The order related to the safety mechanism that our staff used to tie into with their safety harnesses along the top of the Coaster. Since then we have tried to establish exactly what was required and have suggested various mechanisms which have to be engineer approved. However effective today, we have been given approval from OHS to install a 3000 ft cable along this walk way to hopefully solve the problem. When that is done, it will be inspected by the OHS officer and again, hopefully approval will allow us to finish the maintenance on the Coaster and get it in operation for you, our visitors. I donâ€™t have an exact date yet when this will be in operation, however I have directed our staff to ensure that regular updates are posted on Facebook for your information. Again, we are very sorry that you have not been able to ride the Coaster, but I should note that we have a number of other rides and attractions and as earlier noted by our staff, the Ryerson Rush Zipline is now included in your rides bracelet. Thank-you for your patience.
David Brown, Board of Directors Chair
Regular Season hours: Saturday, June 30, 2018 through Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 11 am to 7 pm