A popular provincial park east of Prince George will be home to what’s being billed as BC’s first universally accessible playground.
BC Parks teamed up with Spinal Cord Injury BC to help develop the $250,000 playground at Purden Lake Provincial Park campground.
The playground features a rubber surface and wheelchair-accessible ramps taking users to a unique piece of equipment that allows them the chance to experience various movements, like swinging.
“Spinal Cord Injury BC regularly gets calls from community members and tourists looking for accessible outdoor recreation options, and we are pleased to have another facility to add to our list,” said Chris McBride, executive director of Spinal Cord Injury BC. “Whether the person with a disability is a child, a parent, a grandparent or anyone else, the addition of a playground with accessibility features gives everyone a chance to play together in our beautiful outdoors.”
The Province says Purden Lake was picked because of its popularity with users and it’s aging playground needed replacing.
A celebration to mark the grand opening of the park playground will be held Saturday, June 16.