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#1 Bingo

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:54 AM

A new coat of paint coming





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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:27 PM






#3 sebberry

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:46 PM

Looking better already!

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#4 Bingo

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:04 AM

"CADDY" says come...

Saanich Parks will be holding an Open House to receive feedback on Cadboro-Gyro Park Concept Plans.

Wednesday June 19, 2013

Drop-in between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at the Frank Hobbs School gym. 3875 Haro Road

more info: http://www.saanich.c...ml?ref=shortURL




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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:47 AM

Looks great! Is there anyone here on VV who grew up in Victoria as a kid who did_not spend countless hours crawling up, on, over and under these Gyro Park mainstays? I have fond memories of my mom (usually, dad not being a beach goer) taking me and my friends to Caddy Bay where as a kid I probably spend hundreds of hours in rapt fascination of "Caddy", Octopus and for me especially the Salmon was a particular challenge as you'd try to work your way over the dorsal fin towards the mouth without falling off....:D. Nice to see the park is being maintained for future generations of tykes....

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:13 AM

Caddy looks pretty happy with that fresh coat of paint!

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

Somewhat bizarrely, Saanich has roped off Gyro park again, and are redoing the whole playground.  Seems the repaint could have waited until they did this. The Octopus and Salmon are being moved, the ship getting a refurb, new swings being put in (despite the ones that are there being the best in town) and a zip line is being put in.  Hopefully they raise the whole thing by 3' or so, to prevent the lake that the playground becomes 6 months of the year (though I suppose my three year old thinks the lake is pretty fun too).

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:02 PM

ZIPLINE! Hope its ready for my kids' school Beach Day in June! Yay!



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:21 PM

Somewhat bizarrely, Saanich has roped off Gyro park again, and are redoing the whole playground.  Seems the repaint could have waited until they did this. The Octopus and Salmon are being moved, the ship getting a refurb, new swings being put in (despite the ones that are there being the best in town) and a zip line is being put in.  Hopefully they raise the whole thing by 3' or so, to prevent the lake that the playground becomes 6 months of the year (though I suppose my three year old thinks the lake is pretty fun too).

 

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You are wrong they are not the best swings in town. The best in town are at Kinsmen Gorge Park.  :judge:


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#10 jklymak

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:34 PM

You are wrong they are not the best swings in town. The best in town are at Kinsmen Gorge Park.  :judge:

 

We'll have to try those out.  I should have qualified, Gyro are the best in my limited experience....



#11 jklymak

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

ZIPLINE! Hope its ready for my kids' school Beach Day in June! Yay!

 

Doesn't sound like it - they say late summer/early fall.  



#12 David Bratzer

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:14 PM

Doesn't sound like it - they say late summer/early fall.  

 

Just before the municipal election :-)



#13 North Shore

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:02 AM

Doesn't sound like it - they say late summer/early fall.  

Just in time for the busy winter park season :rolleyes:

It's easy to snipe from the sidelines, but you'd think that they'd try and arrange the facelift so that the facility is ready to go in the busy time of the year, no?


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:07 AM

Just in time for the busy winter park season :rolleyes:

It's easy to snipe from the sidelines, but you'd think that they'd try and arrange the facelift so that the facility is ready to go in the busy time of the year, no?

 

Yes, you would certainly hope so.



#15 jklymak

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:35 AM

Yet, the playground is blocked off all summer.

 

To be fair, this playground is a complete swamp all winter, so perhaps it is not possible to work on it in those conditions.  I think they are also going to move some of the equipment temporarily outside of the fence so there will be some things to play on.  But right now everything except for the Cadborosaurus is fenced off.



#16 Bingo

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:06 PM

Boat be gone

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Get me outa here

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:36 PM

That sucks. My kids loved the old boat playground.


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#18 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

I assume, or am at least hopeful, that the "boat" will be re-built. :confused:



#19 gumgum

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:05 PM

The playground has been in dire need of an upgrade for years. Most of the year it's flooded and the pirate ship was in crappy shape.



#20 jklymak

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:12 PM

Yeah the boat will get rebuilt according to the link above.
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