Port Moody is celebrating improvements to several of the city's playgrounds with a special event Thursday, Sept. 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Westhill Park (203 Westhill Pl.).
The play area at the park has been expanded with new features like a spinner, spring rider and oodle swing, as well as a new climbing structure that includes a slide and a zipline.
The sand around the playground has also been replaced with a combination of engineered wood fibre and rubberized surfacing.
The renovations will be officially opened with a brief ceremony followed by face painting and button making as well as plenty of opportunities to clamber aboard the new equipment.
Port Moody Mayor Meghan Lahti said playgrounds are vital to the community’s health and well-being.
"These spaces give children a place to develop physical and social skills and they give kids and adults alike a place to connect with each other and with the natural world around them," she said in a news release.
Other outdoor play spaces that have been improved are:
- Ailsa spray park (500-block Ailsa Ave.)
- A new rubberized surface has been installed with new spray park and play features expected to be installed next Spring
- Art Wilkinson Park (492 Glencoe Dr.)
- A new structure for two- to five-year-olds with a slide, spring rider and saddle spinner has been installed, as well as a new engineered wood fibre surface
- Barber Street Park (94 April Rd.)
- A new swing set and climbing structure for two- to five-year-olds along with a new engineered wood fibre surface
- Seaview Park (1255 Cecile Dr.)
- Aew play structure with slides, a spinner has been installed, along with a paved pump track. A new play structure and swing for younger kids, aged 18 months to five years is expected to in place later this year
- Town Centre Park (300 Ioco Rd.)
- A new swing set for kids aged two to five has been installed on a rubberized surface
- Twin Creeks Park (233 Parkside Dr.)
- A new climbing structure with a slide has been installed on a new engineered wood fibre surface