After asking the community’s youngest residents to vote for their favourite playground design, the District of Central Saanich opened Tanner Park to the delight of children on September 29.
The new treehouse-themed playground was installed in a small green space located at 6245 Rodolph Road—on the south end of the Tanner neighbourhood. The park has a scenic view and will soon include a picnic table.
The playground is designed for ages 2-12 and includes a disk swing and ground-level play opportunities for users of all abilities. There is also an accessible pathway to the playground.
“Whenever I speak with the children in our community, parks are the top of their wish list,” said Mayor Ryan Windsor. “This park has been slated for a playground for a number of years, and this is great timing as this neighbourhood has had a recent influx of young families.”
“Celebrating the opening of Tanner Park has sure brought a lot of joy to this community,” said Central Saanich resident Emily Holfeld. “With the last couple years marked with uncertainty for these kids, it’s such a gift to be able to see their faces light up to do what they do best— play. We’re so grateful to the municipality for investing in this safe and hope filled spot.”
The District has 40 parks; they can be viewed at CentralSaanich.ca/Parks.