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Rathdown Park Reopens for Play

Rathdown Park Opening Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith with Councillors Sara Duncan, Terri O'Keeffe and Barbara Fallot

Sidney, BC.; Sidney Mayor and Council visited the new playground in Rathdown Park today, where they officially re-opened the park for children and families to enjoy.

The new playground equipment is the first major project the Town has completed as recommended from the recently adopted Parks Master Plan. The Plan was developed in close consultation with the community and sets out a vision for all of Sidney’s parks, including a list of future projects for consideration. 

Looking at the new playground, Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith stated, “I am excited about the new equipment and what it offers for young families in the area. The playground was just opened this morning and there were already children playing. This is a great addition to our community and I look forward to seeing further enhancements to this park and the other Sidney parks identified in the Parks Master Plan”.

In regards to Rathdown Park, the Mayor is referring to plans that include the creation of a grassy berm for kids to play on, a picnic area and the planting of some 30 trees. The Tree planting will take place in conjunction with Tree Appreciation Day on Saturday, November 14, with a further announcement in the coming weeks. 

One of the new, popular features at the park is a mini zip line. Other equipment offers a wide range of options for children of all ages and abilities and a ramp into the play area ensures it is accessible.

Councillor Terri O’Keefe reminisced that Rathdown is where she used to bring her children to play and she was happy to see the new playground and other park improvements that will ensure its use to another generation of Sidney children. 

For details about other future park improvements, see the Parks Master Plan on the Town of Sidney’s website: www.sidney.ca on the Parks and Trails page.