Six-year Willows playground project nears completion in Oak Bay
Parents need $10,000 more to cover installation costs
CHRISTINE VAN REEUWYK
Mar. 23, 2018 8:30 a.m.
On a cool March morning Lara Kremler’s Grade 4 class streams across the field toward two towers of tires.
The simple structure and adjacent field are the playground this age group are assigned to at École Willows Elementary. Students want more, and they’re about to get it.
“They don’t have opportunities and it’s so important at this age,” says Christina Smith, mother of two Willows students. “(With a playground) they get a chance to socialize and get exercise which is ideal. It’s a formula that’s worked for some time.”
A playground could sprout as early as next month from the muddy patch next to the tires, after a six-year project by Smith and other parents of th...