Parksville Community Park playground project underway

Base work is now complete and the rubber resurfacing will start on Tuesday

Resurfacing of the playground in the Parksville Community Park has begun to take shape. Most of the base work is now complete and the rubber resurfacing will start Tuesday, March 19.

All the base mat rubber which will be used to resurface the playground is 100 per cent recycled tire rubber. About 5,500 recycled tires will be used in this project this year. The eco fee paid when purchasing tires is used to pay for transporting and recycling of B.C. generated scrap tires ensuring environmentally responsible disposal rather than the tires ending up in our landfills.

Rubber surfacing will cover the entire area under the swings, the new zipkrooze, the climbing net and the pirate ship. As well as the new rubber surface, a volcano island with 3D mountains, in ground trampolines, an embankment slide and 3D waves with whale shadows will be included as part of this project.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

Just Posted

Banners could add pop of colour to Parksville business district

District includes businesses between the Orange Bridge and McVickers Street

Last call for the ever-vanishing payphone in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Where many phones once resided, only memories remain

Developers go back to drawing board after high-rise application deferred by Parksville council

IAG Developments has proposed a multi-building development on city’s waterfront

WATCH: Parksville Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first extended steps in nearly three decades

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

UPDATE: West Kelowna fawn euthanized, not claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer has been euthanized after a suitable home was not found in time

Nanaimo-Opoly will let board game players deal Harbour City properties

Victoria’s Outset Media and Walmart Canada partner on local edition of popular game

BC Wildfire Service warns wet weather no reason to be complacent

Fire risk currently low for much of B.C. compared to same time over last two years.

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

Home sales softened last year after the federal government introduced new stress test rules for uninsured mortgages

Port Hardy RCMP cleared in arrest that left man with broken ribs, punctured lung: IIO

The IIO noted the matter will not be referred to crown counsel for consideration of charges.

B.C. man pleads guilty in snake venom death of toddler

Plea comes more than five years after the incident in North Vancouver

Most Read