The City of Courtenay is celebrating the transformation of the Hawk Glen Park’s playground.

The existing playground off Hawk Drive had been well-used since it was installed in 1998, and reached the end of its life.

The city replaced it with new equipment.

Among the new features: a belt hammock, chill spinner, panel maze, slides, climbing apparatus, wood fibre surface, and a friendship swing.

The City funded the $120,000 project.

A ribbon-cutting was part of a short ceremony on Friday, July 26th, celebrating new playground equipment at Hawk Glen Park. (Troy Landreville, MyComoxValleyNow.com staff)

Mayor Bob Wells spoke during a ribbon-cutting today. 

He said it was a long-awaited upgrade.

“My twins, they played here about 12 years ago for several years and I think it was a pretty worn park at that point in time, so it is great to see this refresh,” he said. 

Wells added that the project is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood and the city as a whole.

“Our parks are open spaces and some of our community’s greatest assets that contribute to a better life for our citizens. I’m very pleased that this project is complete and I know there are many, many children who are happy about it, too.”