25 years of Paradise

Popular Parksville attraction celebrates anniversary this June

Sue and Joseph Lafanci have managed the Paradise Fun Park in Parksville for all of its 25 years.

Sue and Joseph Lafanci have managed the Paradise Fun Park in Parksville for all of its 25 years.

Parksville’s Paradise Fun Park is marking 25 years this summer with draws throughout the season and a big anniversary weekend in June.

Owned by Mike and Joan Jiggins and run by their daughter Sue and her husband Joseph Lafanci since it opened, the park features dual 18-hole mini golf courses, bumper boats and an iconic giant woman’s shoe.

“We’ve seen people coming here since they were little kids and now they’re bringing their own kids in,” Sue said.

It’s a big year for the family, Sue said pointing out her parents are celebrating their 60th anniversary and her father is turning 80.

Every customer will be entered in a draw for one of 10, $250 gift cards and 10, $25 gift cards in September and there will be an official anniversary weekend probably June 8-9 with details to come.

They thank the more than a million and a half visitors that have enjoyed the facility.

The adventure park is now open for the season from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.