The colourful new playground that was put into use in Centennial Park last year was officially opened on Canada Day.
A joint project of the Town of Creston, Creston Rotary Club and Creston Valley Rotary Club, the playground adds to the appeal of the nearby splash park.
“The total project cost approximately $90,000,” said Don Low, a Creston Rotary Club member who co-chaired the project committee with Creston Valley Rotary Club member Greg Baker. “Major sponsors were Columbia Brewery and Creston and District Credit Union, which each donated $15,000.”
Also contributing between $3,000 and $4,500 were the Creston school parent advisory committees, Creston Valley Insurance, FortisBC and Shaw Communications.
“We would like to thank all of the community members who support Rotary fundraising efforts and also to acknowledge the dedication of the late Steve Hernandez on this project,” Low said, referring to the Town of Creston works crew member who died in a cycling accident. “Rotarians had a great time working on this playground project and we truly enjoy seeing families in Centennial Park enjoying these new additions.”
“What we are seeing in Centennial Park is the result of partnerships,” Mayor Ron Toyota said. “When groups like Rotary join with the Town of Creston and other organizations, we accomplish great things. On behalf of the town, I thank everyone who has worked to make this such a family-friendly park.”