Richmond B.C. has a new attraction for children – an innovative $1 million playground that pays tribute to the city’s agricultural history.
The one hectare play area with custom made features is located in Terra Nova Rural Park and will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, September 27.
The play area is fully equipped with a meadow maze with fences and stiles, a water and sand play area, and a log jam, which is a climbable structure that mimics walking on beach logs. Sounds fun right? But there’s more! The play area also has tandem 35-metre zip lines that children can use to race against one another, a four-platform tree house, and an aerial rope walkway.
Rather than using metal and plastic, the playground structures are custom-designed and manufactured using yellow cedar from B.C. and sustainable design practices.
While we initially thought the playground inspirations came from Tarzan, Tourism Richmond officials have confirmed it was the city’s children who helped design the new outdoor adventure.