A small crowd came out to the official opening of the Rotary Splash Park and Kinsmen Playground this afternoon.
And children ran around having fun in the splash park even thought the weather wasn’t as hot as it was during Riverboat Days.
Every piece of equipment as tried out by the many children in the playground.
The privilege of cutting the ribbon went to Grace Griffin, 8, who became the first person to donate money to the splash park fundraiser when she asked her friends to skip giving her birthday presents and give to the splash park instead.
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross was on hand for the opening as was mayor Carol Leclerc and councillors Mike Prevost, Stacey Tyers, Lynne Christiansen and Brian Downie.
“It is a great, great day for us,” said Leclerc, adding the playground and splash park are great enhancements to the community.
Being in the heart of the comm, it allow parents and grandparents to come socialize and its free, she added.
Leclerc thanked the Kinsmen, the Rotary Clubs’ vision for adding the splash park, and noted the cost was nearly $800,000 for the splash park and playgrund.
“When everyone comes together, we get a wonderful, wonderful project like this,” said Leclerc.