April 22, 2013 - 2:39 PM
A new $110,000 park at Skaha Lake will show children how fragile the ecosystem is.
Discovery Park at Skaha Lake is billed as a natural playground with boulders from area quarries, climbing ropes, balancing logs made from beetle-infested trees, earth berm slides and a water feature to remind children how valuable water is.
This park is the seventh South Okanagan Children's Charity Miracle Fund Project.
“Connecting with nature is so important to the health and development of our children,” Deborah O'Mara said. The charity's president added this style of natural park is becoming more and more popular.
Acting mayor Garry Litke is grateful for the charity's actions and said the park will help with waterfront enhancement.
About $80,000 has already been raised for the $110,000 project. The City of Penticton has chipped in $30,000. The Rotary Club of Penticton and several other businesses and programs have also donated.
The charity is launching a new campaign to get the rest of the funds before construction begins in September. Those interested in being a project partner call 250-493-4302 or email Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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