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More for kids at Kinsmen Park

Children enjoy a new attraction at Castlegar
Children enjoy a new attraction at Castlegar's Kinsmen Park
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Kinsmen Park now has a new attraction for young families, with the addition of a fire engine for toddlers and preschoolers to climb on, explore and spark imaginative play. The new equipment complements the rescue theme of the smaller play pieces installed last spring. With the library nearby and the water park adjacent, the toddler playground will round out a full day of fun in the park for families with young children, and will encourage healthy, outdoor activity.

The Castlegar Early Childhood Advisory Council (CECAC) identified a need for a safe, toddler playground several years ago, and reached out to community organizations, businesses and individuals to help make it happen. “We have had tremendous support from the community and we’re thrilled to have the playground complete in time for summer,” says Penny Tees, CECAC coordinator.

Contributors to the project include many local institutions, businesses and individual donors.

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