Prince Rupert families and kids got their first chance to play in the newly installed Mariners Park playground over the weekend.
The re-deveoped pirate-themed playground was led by the Prince Rupert Lion’s Club, who spearheaded the park’s original playground installation in 1994, and a number of community sponsors.
Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain says the new park installation was truly a collaborative effort.
The Port of Prince Rupert contributed nearly $96,000 to the project, Shell Canada’s Prince Rupert LNG project contributed $75,000 to the project, Ridley Terminals contributed $25,000, $25,000 was provided by Macro Properties, DP World kicked in $4,500, Prince Rupert Grain gave $2,500, and the Lions Club has contributed approximately $30,000 through
The project did suffer some delays due to vandalism, but the mayor says the community stepped up once again to cover the extra costs.
The new playground features a a rubber fall-safe surface, enhancing both safety and accessibility for users.