The community is invited to the official opening of the new splash park in the Lions Ventureland Playground in the Community Park on Friday, June 22 at 2 pm. There will be light refreshments and we hope the public will join the City, the Rotary Club of Parksville AM and the Parksville Lions Club for this event. See official-opening for details.
This celebration is an opportunity for the Lions and Rotary Clubs and the City of Parksville to recognize and thank the many donors and sponsors for their generous support of the new splash park project.
The Parksville Lions Club and Rotary Club of Parksville AM successfully raised more than $100,000 from the community, including their own club contributions. The $300,000 cost of the new splash park included dismantling of the old spray park, waterlines, drain infrastructure, new equipment to meet current regulations, new surface or pad, equipment installation, signage, landscaping and commissioning. The City will contribute $200,000 and any additional funds raised will be used to assist with ongoing maintenance of the splash park.
The splash park is used by Oceanside residents as well as the thousands of tourists who visit our region annually. Lions Ventureland Playground is well-loved by many generations – parents who played in the park as children, now bring their children and their parents now bring their grandchildren. As well, hundreds of school age children visit with their classrooms each year.