Hugo Cheetham chases after bubbles during the Cherry Creek park grand opening on Saturday, May 11. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Cherry Creek celebrates new park opening

The Cherry Creek Community Hall received a Co-op Community Spaces grant

The community of Cherry Creek joined together on Saturday, May 11 to celebrate the grand opening of a new park and playground.

Children enjoyed the new playground equipment, face painting, a petting farm, pony rides and Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department demonstrations during the Saturday event.

The playground was the result of a Co-op Community Spaces grant totalling $63,000, as well as a number of other grants and donations. It took approximately one year for the new park to be completed.

“It’s been a little while,” said Cherry Creek Hall president Deana Horton. “Now we just need to finish up the landscaping.”

The park was moved from its former location behind the fire hall to a new space across the street—formerly the tennis courts. The old property was sold to the Cherry Creek Waterworks District in order to build a new fire hall.

The swing set and monkey bars from the old Cherry Creek playground were moved to the new location and re-painted, but new structures have been added, as well—including a climbing wall, play house and slide.

“We mixed the old stuff with the new stuff,” said Horton.

According to Horton, the club is still fundraising for a number of park items, including a gazebo and picnic tables.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


The Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department offered kids a chance to wield the fire hose during Saturday’s community event. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

The Port Alberni Clover Patch 4-H Club brought animals to visit the new Cherry Creek Community Park for a petting farm. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Youngsters ran through the sprinkler set up by the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Blue Fairy Face Painting (Charli Jaenta) gave kids colourful faces at the Cherry Creek Community Hall on Saturday, May 11. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Just Posted

BCHL: Battle for Bulldogs’ roster spots heats up as main camp begins

Alberni Valley’s new head coach will get his first look at revamped Jr. A hockey team

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add experience to blueline

Jimmy Rayhill commits to Bulldogs as main training camp set to start Aug. 19

Port Alberni cadet learns outdoor skills at Vernon camp

Outdoor skills some of leadership learning activities at annual summer camp

Vandals break windows in Port Alberni heritage train cars

Damage in the thousands of dollars, says Industrial Heritage Society

70 years of lifting: Canadian man, 85, could cinch weightlifting championship

The senior gym junkie is on track to win the World Masters Weightlifting championship

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

Most Read