The District of Saanich launched its $1.2-million upgrade project to Rutledge Park on Thursday.
The upgrades include modern playground equipment, a splash pad and a new washroom and changeroom building.
The splash pad will have inclusive elements for children of all abilities, and the new washroom building will be open year-round.
Other upgrades include new benches, picnic tables, chairs, paved pathways and a new drinking fountain.
Construction is expected to wrap up in 2024.
“Families and kids will have even more to enjoy at Rutledge Park with the addition of a splash pad to keep play cool during the summer months,” said Rob Fleming, MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake, in a release Thursday.
“Upgrading and adding to infrastructure like this ensures our community has more accessible places to play and connect – projects like these are just one example of how we are working together at all levels of government to support our Greater Victoria community, and others throughout the province,” he said.
The roughly $1.2-million project is being funded by all three levels of government.
The federal government is providing $370,650 to the project, the province is contributing $535,342 and Saanich is investing $329,508.
Construction of the new park upgrades is being handled by Vancouver-based architecture firm VDZ+A Consulting.