Brooks Park Playground is officially open and ready for exploration, it was announced today by the District of Sooke.
“After the removal of the beloved ‘Pirate Ship’ that many young residents were familiar with, a new structure has been added to the playground. In addition to providing new play opportunities, the equipment has also been located to the front of the park, eliminating the need for young adventurers to splash through seasonal waterways to reach the playground,” it was stated in a news release.
The previous aging structure has been replaced with a ‘Smart Play Cube’ designed specifically for children ages 2 to 5 years. It includes 14 activities addressing developmentally-appropriate skills: steel drum, various puzzles and interactive panels, activity table and bench, steering wheel, climber and slide.
“Increasing opportunities for play creates a brighter future for everyone, regardless of age,” says Mayor Maja Tait. “Playgrounds are a place for families and neighbours to connect, to build relationships with one another and with the community as a whole,” she said.
The official Brooks Parks Playground opening will be held on Wednesday November 28 at 10 am.
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