The new natural playground at Forsyth Park in Surrey is a huge hit with the local community. The play area integrates the natural surroundings and introduces kids to nature and all it has to offer. The playground is made from the Robinia wood which requires very little maintenance because of it natural properties.
The 100 Mile Waterpark Society is ready to make a splash after raising their goal of $220,000 in funds. The first step will be a lift station in Centennial Park with the South Cariboo Joint Committee (SCJC) giving it the green light. The endeavour has Jamie Hughes, president of the society, in good spirits, after spending roughly seven years funding for the project.
“It is worth it because I want to stay here and I have children,” she said.
“I love 100 Mile but it needs to be more family-friendly and that was the driving force behind it. I think I’d just like to see more activities geared towards younger families. We want to attract more professionals here too.”
Expected to have the ground broken sometime in May, weather permitting, Hughes does not anticipate any challenges for the project getting underway.
“I don’t expect any troubles,” said Hughes. “The group [RecTec Industries] we have been working with has built numerous water parks across the province so I really don’t see it being an issue.”
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FREEGAME from KOMPAN creates a space for sport, games, and community. These quality sport courts offer an opportunity for children, adolescents, and adults to be physically active in multiple ways. FREEGAME can transform any open field or asphalt playground into something more:
A place to play
A place to compete
A place to meet and move
If you want to see the FREEGAME up close, both the Village of Warfield in the Kootenays and Penzer Park in the City of Langley have a FREEGAME Sport Court. Kids and adults of all ages come to play their favourite sports.
At the 2017 event, a little girl was looking at the design boards by RecTec Industries and the money raised so far. Then she invited her little friend over to share the news. So far $160,000 has been raised. The organization says there is still a ways to go, but they continue to hold the vision. Congratulations White Rock Firefighters Charity Association!
It’s great to see so many communities moving away from traditional playground equipment and embracing new ways to get kids active. Flying down the zip line or swinging with a basket of friends are just some of the memories being made in these unique place spaces. Creekside Park by Science World and the soon-to-be-opened Rochester Park in Coquitlam are two of the latest parks offering an extraordinary play experience.
Catch a glimpse of the Creekside Park in action here .