The Fun Fun Park Playground Project was spearheaded by Ocean Park resident Doug Charlton in 2012. After approaching the City with the idea of rejuvenating the park and gaining support from the Ocean Park Community Association, a small group of dedicated neighbours gathered to take on this community initiative.
Throughout the fundraising efforts, which included a variety of events from the kick-off event, “Donate Day” to a recycling event
sponsored by ElectroRecycle, a pizza party weekend sponsored by Ocean Park Panago and many other seasonal events – the Ocean Park Community was able to raise the bulk of their $35,000 for the playground. This past fall fundraising was brought to completion with generous corporate sponsorship from Dr. Coby Cragg at Ocean Park Dental
, RBC – Ocean Park
and the Peninsula Community Foundation.
This project has been a true community collaboration on all ends. From local Ocean Park businesses donating towards raffles and silent auctions to residents pitching in to volunteer along the way. Fun Fun park is a major accomplishment for the whole Ocean Park community.
Special thanks to the Charlton and Laird Family, Nicole Nelson, Jane Hayes and the rest of the Ocean Park Community Association Board members for their hard work and dedication to this project.