Playground transforming grounds of Victoria’s former tent city

Playground transforming grounds of Victoria's former tent city

A playground being built at the site of the former tent city on the lawn the Victoria Court house is getting closer to completion.

Several volunteer groups were on hand this morning to begin construction of the children’s play area.

The playground will cost $ 280,000 to build.

But much of it is being paid for by an anonymous donor.

Remediation of the site has already cost taxpayers more than 350 thousand dollars.

The playground will feature a layout designed by elementary school students.

Citizen’s Services Minister Amrik Virk says the playground will be state-of-the-art.

“Its not the equipment we grew up playing on.

Its very space age its very cool.

It bends, it twists, it turns.

It does all sorts of wonderful stuff.

That’s what its going to look like.”

A memorial to Canadians killed in Afghanistan will also be built on the site.

Virk says that overnight camping will not be permitted in the park.

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