Eric - New Glasgow has not received maintenance in maybe 6-7 years since originally built. If it has, it wasn’t us.
The wood structures are still as solid as day 1. The dirt is dirt, and has eroded a tonne. The pump ring is pretty cool. It’s elevated and with 10-15 mins of shovel love is really fast. At least a few years ago when I last passed through for a little spin.
WRT the HRM parks - contact your councillors and let them know how much you love these parks. Last year the budgets for most included a few hours of hand work. No dirt. They all need dirt, and machine work big time now but stoked for the season and working to try and bring more knowledge of the parks to communities and users.
The Dirtworks site is awful considering I’m a web developer. The business is a labour of love, and really going to see some focus this summer on getting our assets up to snuff. Maybe recommending a few of them be axed from city maint, and adopted by clubs who would show more interest.
All of the parks are super fun and fluid when prime. Once the ground is firm enough to hold machines, the servicing should start