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Grand Opening of the Water Playground at Unwin Park

Mayor Watts and a group of children cutting the ribbon at the Unwin Park opening.

June 11, 2012

For immediate release

Surrey, BC - The community celebrated the official opening of the new Water Playground at Unwin Park on Saturday (June 9th, 2012).

“The water playground will create lasting memories and fun experiences in parks for many children and will act as a catalyst to help build and strengthen the local community,” said City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “Through the Build Surrey program we are investing in new recreation amenities in each of our town centres in order to provide more opportunities for families to keep healthy and active.”

The Unwin Park Water Playground is designed with a rustic, country theme, harkening back to the “Surrey of yesterday”. Key elements in the park include a water tower, water cannons, multiple in-ground sprays, and a feature bridge that spans the “lazy river” that flows through the centre of the water playground. The project features a state of the art control system that manages water use to limit consumption while providing great play value to children.

“This spectacular water playground is a welcome addition to the Newton Community,” said Councillor Linda Hepner, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee.

To help kick-off the re-opening of the facility, a community celebration was held featuring family activities and entertainment, a ribbon cutting, live music, community displays, program demonstrations, and fun for all ages.

For more information on programs and services offered at the centre visit www.surrey.ca/recreation

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For more information contact:

Laurie Cavan
General Manager
Surrey Parks Recreation & Culture
City of Surrey 
604-598-5765

                          Tara Foslien
Senior Communications Specialist
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey 
604-375-4584