New Hawk Glen Park playground equipment celebrated
There is new playground equipment at Hawk Glen Park. (Troy Landreville, MyComoxValleyNow.com staff)
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.”