Once it’s complete, Regina’s newest southeast neighbourhood will be home to 24 acres of parks and trails, along with 1.8 kilometres of pathways.
But for now, families in Eastbrook on the Greens are enjoying the subdivision’s pirate-themed playground — the first of its kind in the city.
Erica Frank and her family live nearby in the Greens on Gardiner. Before the park was unveiled Saturday afternoon, she said her four-year-old daughter, Ellie, had been eyeing it up for weeks.
“It’s a very cool design,” said Frank. “(Ellie) loves the feature where the bar goes up and down, where you can actually ride it down — almost like an elevator.”
The playground also boasts accessible swings, as well as Regina’s first-ever adult-child swing, which allows parents to ride face-to-face with their children.
“We thought that it was actually meant to be, like, walking the plank when we first saw it,” she said, pointing to the two-seater swing.
“It’s really cool, I think it’s just another neat feature out here.”
Katherine Godwin, a Regina land development manager, said the play structure was well thought out.
“We really design our communities with everybody in mind,” said Godwin. “From the streetscapes to the parks, we want to make sure everybody has access and can enjoy the community.”
At the end of the day, Frank said the park offers a renewed motivation to get her family moving.
“It’s just a really good opportunity to be able to get out and exercise, and get out in the fresh air,” she said.
When phase two of Eastbrook is finished, the neighbourhood is also expected to feature an urban plaza with shops and a grocery store.