The new Harbour Town play area in Parksville Community Park opened to visitors today (Jan. 31).
The new centrepiece of the Lions Ventureland Playground is about 60 feet x 60 feet and includes six slides, a pirate ship, spinner and climbing structures, according to a media release by the city.
The playground is based on ramps and hexagonal platforms, fostering inclusive, accessible and intergenerational play for users of all abilities. The design is based on a ship and dock design fitting with the marine-seashore overall theme in the playground.
The city received a $315,000 grant, through the B.C. Tourism Dependent Communities Fund, for improvements to the playground.