Westhills Parklands Opening A Family Event
June 13, 2012
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Families took advantage of sunny skies and flocked to Westhills on Sunday, June 10 for the official opening of the new playground in "Parklands." Langford Mayor Stew Young and Council cut the ribbon for the new playground to the delight of the numerous children in attendance, who gave the great new features a spirited workout. The three-acre Parklands site is part of 40 acres of dedicated parkland and trails that will connect Westhills' neighbourhoods with City Centre Park and other trails in Langford's award-winning trail system.
Mayor Young and Councillor Lanny Seaton, chair of Langford's Parks Department, thanked Westhills for the generous donation, noting that Parklands fits in perfectly with Langford Council's efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide exciting new recreational facilities for young families to enjoy. "This is exactly what Langford Council envisioned for a park here in Westhills," Councillor Seaton said. "I know it will be a popular destination for families in Westhills and families throughout Langford."
The new playground, which is geared for children five to 12 years of age and is wheel-chair accessible, features brightly-coloured attractions that are designed to promote children's development and dexterity. Spiderman made an appearance and gave some of the features a whirl, to the delight of the children in attendance.
A second playground geared towards children two to five years of age is slated to open this summer in Parklands, which includes an additional 100 trees in the park. Langford Council and staff is currently working closely with Westhills to build an aquatic and fitness centre and other recreational facilities at Westhills to address the future needs of a healthy, lively, vibrant communityGo to Top