New playground equipment is coming to four Esquimalt parks: Lugrin, Paradise, Memorial and Esquimalt's Gorge Park.
The $170,000 park upgrade includes modern playground equipment developed by Landscape Structures, Inc. and supplied and installed by Habitat Systems. The new equipment replaces outdated playground structures.
Features of the new playground equipment include:
- Engineered wood fibre ground surfacing underneath play structures to improve safety
- Innovative and colourful structure designs (slides, riders, bridges, spinners and ladders) to ensure hours of healthy playtime for young children
- ISO 14001 Environmental Responsibility Standard construction
“Children need spaces to be active and imaginative in the outdoors,” said Mayor Barbara Desjardins. “This is an upgrade that both parents and children will enjoy for many years to come and makes our prized parks even more valuable to residents and visitors.”
The equipment will be replaced during the period September 8th to October 9th. For public safety and to ensure timely installation of the equipment, the playgrounds will be temporarily closed according to the following schedule:
- September 8th to 30th: Lugrin, Paradise & Esquimalt Gorge Parks
- September 21st to October 9th: Memorial Park
During the closure alternate playgrounds can be found at Esquimalt Town Square, Lampson Park and Anderson Park. Outside of school hours, the playgrounds at Macaulay Elementary and l'ecole Victor Brodeur are also available. For a map of Esquimalt Parks, click here.
A display of the new playground equipment will be located at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre until September 30th.
For more information, please contact:
Rick Daykin, Parks & Facilities Manager