The new Big Eddy Park playground.

The new Big Eddy Park playground.

Big Eddy Park gets new playground

The playground in Big Eddy Park has been expanded and equipment replaced, the City of Revelstoke announced Wednesday.

The playground in Big Eddy Park has been expanded and equipment replaced, the City of Revelstoke announced Wednesday.

The upgrades were made possible by a partnership between the city and the Early Childhood Development Committee, who helped plan the park and raise funds.

“The addition of new playground equipment to this park will be a major attractor for families in the neighbourhood,” said Laurie Donato, the director of parks, recreation and culture, in a news release. “The City of Revelstoke appreciates the Early Childhood Development Committee’s commitment to providing opportunities for physical play in all our neighbourhoods.”

Tracy Spannier, the coordinator of the ECDC, thanked the Columbia Basin Trust, Success by 6, the Revelstoke Credit Union and the Revelstoke Community Foundation for helping fund the new playground.

The revitalization is part of a city-wide initiative to improve playground equipment throughout Revelstoke so that young children have places to developmentally appropriate play equipment and an attractive and safe community space to play.

A Teddy Bear Picnic will be held to mark the grand opening of the park on Wednesday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.