Cecelia Ravine Park opened on Saturday, June 8 (City of Victoria/ Derek Ford)

Cecelia Ravine park reopens after major makeover

A new playground, bike path and more available to the Burnside-Gorge community

After years of planning and construction the Cecelia Ravine Park had a grand reopening.

On Saturday, June 8 over 300 community members attended the grand opening of the park, which features a brand-new playground, fitness equipment and a multi-use bike and pedestrian path which connects to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.

ALSO READ: City seeking input on Cecelia Ravine Park renewal

The park also has a new parking lot and a public washroom facility.

After some official opening comments by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, attendees raced to the new playground at the sound of “Go!”

The grand opening also featured family fun classics: hot dogs, hula hoops, chalk, bubbles and music.

ALSO READ:B.C. to fund 50 new school playgrounds

Cecelia Ravine Park is located between Burnside Road and the north side of the Selkirk Trestle. It acts as a migratory bird habitat, and also houses the Burnside Gorge Community Centre.

In 2016, the City purchased a neighbouring property to add .22 hectares to the park. The City worked on two phases of community engagement on the park before creating the Cecilia Ravine Improvement Plan in 2018.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com


Send a Tweet: @NicoleCrescenzi

Like us on Facebook  

 

Cecelia Ravine Park opened on Saturday, June 8 (City of Victoria/ Derek Ford)

Just Posted

UPDATED: Man arrested on Richmond Avenue after standoff with police following ‘serious assault’

Police were called early Sunday morning following an assault in the building

Victoria harpist releases ‘old school’ jazz album, makes singing debut

Musician ‘blown away’ by reactions to her seventh album Songs From the Harp

WestShore Skatepark Coalition faces uphill battle as costs jump $166,000

‘It feels like a David and Goliath situation,’ says coalition member

Victoria’s Christmas bird count set to take flight

More volunteers needed on the West Shore for Dec. 14 count

Trees topped, greenery snatched from Saanich park

‘If everyone took one thing, there’d be nothing left,’ says president of park society

VIDEO: SNL skewers Trudeau’s mockery of Trump in high school cafeteria sketch

The three world leaders won’t let Trump sit at the cool kids’ table

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

Students call for spending as international enrolment produces huge surpluses at many universities

Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update

Morneau says the first thing the Liberals plan to do is bring in their promised tax cut for the middle class

INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?

B.C. university and colleges posted a combined $340 million surplus in 2018/19

B.C. creates $8.5M organization to improve safety for health care workers

Group will bring together unions, province, health care organizations

Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison

Their detention is widely viewed as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Chinese high-tech scion Meng Wanzhou

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Most Read