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Grand opening of Diefenbaker waterpark next week

The grand opening of the Rotary WaterWorks at Diefenbaker Park will take place on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. This project has been a collaborative partnership between the Corporation of Delta and the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.

The grand opening of the Rotary WaterWorks at Diefenbaker Park will take place on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m.

This project has been a collaborative partnership between the Corporation of Delta and the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.

Delta staff prepared the concept for the water playground, which draws on the history of the site, a former gravel mining operation that at one time supplied much of the gravel for the development of Tsawwassen.

The playground includes a waterspout near the corner of 56th Street and 1st Avenue and a water box at the splash pad; both features taking historical reference from the gravel mining industry.

The splash pad in the flat area of the waterpark is accessible for children of all abilities.

All water from the amenity drains into a rain garden, which will recharge the ground water, and eliminates the need for storm water connections to the site.

The water play park includes interpretive signage stressing the importance of water stewardship and conservation as well as the historical reference relating to Diefenbaker Park.