Exciting news!! Rutledge Park is the recipient of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) grant. This will include playground improvements and installing a splash pad and washroom/changeroom at Rutledge Park.
We will replace existing playground equipment with a modern design incorporating nature play and natural elements. The new seasonal splash pad will have inclusive elements for children and youth of all abilities.
A new washroom/changeroom building with private universal and accessible spaces will be open year-round. Additionally, new paved pathways, park furniture (benches, chairs and picnic tables) and a drinking fountain/water bottle filling station will be added to Rutledge Park.
The original concept plan for Rutledge Park in 1998 included a splash pad for children but it was deferred due to budget shortfalls. In 2015, the Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association requested Saanich Parks investigate the possibility of providing a splash pad at Rutledge Park. During public engagement, there was strong support in the community for this project.
Once preliminary designs are created for the splash pad, washrooms and playground upgrades, we will re-engage the community to determine the best option for the park in this growing neighbourhood.
A combined $329,508 of municipal funding, $535,342 from the province, and $370,650 from the federal government will make the long-awaited project a reality.
The planning and design phase will take place this year with construction slated for early 2023 with an expected opening in the fall 2023.
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