Colwood Rotary hits Phase 1 funding

The West Shore Parks and Recreation’s Rotary Picnic Playground is shovel-ready with its first funding goal reached

Phase 1 of the Rotary Picnic Playground at West Shore Parks and Recreation is set to go ahead now the first funding goal has been reached

Rotary is set to swing into action on Phase 1 of the West Shore Parks and Recreation’s Rotary Picnic Playground with the first funding goal reached.

“We’re now able to proceed with the construction of the playground and get the first half of the equipment in,” said Bobbi Neal, community development co-ordinator. “If we continue to be successful in our fundraising, the hope is to have Phase 2 done by September.”

Over $134,000 has been raised so far, in cash and in-kind donations, from a variety of sources.

Phase 1 of the playground will include the high tower slide-o-rama and the Xscape 2.0 modern monkey bar.

Surveying is expected to start in the spring with installation predicted to be complete by September 2013.

A $6,000 donation from sporting goods retailer Forzani Group, provided the final piece of the puzzle. Peninsula Co-op also donated $11,500 for the “butterfly net” a piece of equipment slated for Phase 2 that will now be installed in Phase 1.

The total cost for the entire project is estimated at $244,000.

The full playground will also include a large preschool play structure, double disc swings, seesaws and other features. The playground will feature a range of accessible components for children with disabilities.

There are over 60 legacy bricks left to purchase, ranging in price from $100 to $200. The bricks will feature the name of the donor and will be a part of a retaining wall at the playground.

“Get ‘em while they last,” said Neal. There is a donation bin in the main reception area of the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. All contributions over $10 can receive a tax receipt upon request.

For more information or to make a donation visit westshorerecreation.ca.

 

 

 

Just Posted

View Royal Park sign taken down after glitch redirects to pornographic website

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

Saanich pedestrian incidents reflect recent trends

76% of crashes involving pedestrians happen at intersections

Two people rescued after falling from lifeboat at Ogden Point

Crew members of the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship fell into the water Thursday night

Online blasting video helps ease Sooke residents concerns

Complaints of dust ongoing since 2017

Junior A Shamrocks teeter on brink of elimination

Junior B Tier 1 team has moved on to the semifinals

BC Games’ Athletes Corner: What’s your favourite pump up song?

Check out what’s playing in the earbuds of BC Summer Games athletes before they compete

Big-time racing on tap in Langford this month

Western Speedway the place to be for a roaring good time in summer

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

Zone 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

Shawnigan Lake student and Coquitlam native following her parents to the national program

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

VIDEO: Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Search and Rescue manager says the popular pastime of floating in the summer is inherently dangerous

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

UPDATED: Anti-pipeline campers digging in as eviction deadline expires

The City of Burnaby had ordered the Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters out for violating bylaws

Most Read