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Whale of a bench at Splash Park

Young Professionals of Campbell River members Myriah Foort, Elise Gregg and Amanda Raleigh get comfortable on the newest addition to the Splash Park. - Photo submitted
Young Professionals of Campbell River members Myriah Foort, Elise Gregg and Amanda Raleigh get comfortable on the newest addition to the Splash Park.
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Campbell River’s Splash Park just got a whale of a tail for a unique park bench that’s built to last.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Young Professionals of Campbell River (YPCR), the City of Campbell River Parks Department has purchased and installed a useful and durable piece of art. Designed by Vancouver Island artist, Jeff King, the life-size sculpture of an Orca whale’s tail is made from powder-coated cast aluminum, and measures approximately two metres wide by .775 metres high. It is made of 100 per cent recycled materials, weather resistant and built to last a lifetime.

“The whale’s tail fits with the marine heritage theme in the splash park, and creates a fun illusion because it appears a whale is diving into the Splash Park and heading for the rest of the pod on the splash pad,” says Ross Milnthorp, the City’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture.

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