A new playground for the Big Eddy

City staff have completed the Big Eddy Neighbourhood Park Playground Revitalization Project.

A statement from City Hall said Wednesday, June 11, that the revitalization project consists of a seven-foot expansion to the existing playground area as well as replacement of the existing playground equipment.

“The addition of new playground equipment to this park will be a major attractor for families in the neighbourhood,” Parks Recreation and Culture Director Laurie Donato said in the statement. “The City of Revelstoke appreciates the Early Childhood Development Committee’s commitment to providing opportunities for physical play in all our neighbourhoods.”

The project was accomplished through a partnership between the City and the Early Childhood Development Committee. The Early Childhood Development Committee assisted in the planning process and sought resources to support the project.

“We deeply appreciate the support of local and regional funders including the Columbia Basin Trust, Success by 6, the Revelstoke Credit Unionand the Revelstoke Community Foundation,” ECD Coordinator Tracy Spannier said in the statement.

The new playground means families with young children and neighbourhood child-care providers will appropriate play equipment and the neighbourhood has a revitalized, attractive and safe community space.

The City and the Early Childhood Development Committee will be hosting a Grand Opening complete with a “Teddy Bear Picnic” on Wednesday June 18 between 10 am and Noon. Please click here to view the poster.