Conception Bay South Makes a Splash with Grand Opening of Inclusive Community Park

Conception Bay South Makes a Splash with Grand Opening of Inclusive Community Park

Today marked a great day for residents of Conception Bay South as the community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new community park. Located in the heart of Downtown CBS, along the scenic Inner Long Pond Harbour, the park spans an impressive 11,000 square feet, making it one of the largest inclusive play areas in the province.

Mayor Darrin Bent joined special guests for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, which included Premier Dr. Andrew Furey, Avalon MP Ken McDonald, local MHAs, and members of present and past town councils. A part of the grand opening was the Super Splash Party, which showcased the new splash pad that transforms into a skating rink during the winter months. This year-round recreational surface holds the distinction of being Newfoundland and Labrador’s first combined refrigerated outdoor rink and splash pad, offering endless possibilities for play.

The park boasts a myriad of amenities including a playground, washrooms and change room facilities, walking trails, a performance stage, lighting, storyboards, and the safety provided by a rubber matting surface. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the park is a welcoming and accessible modern space for individuals of all abilities.

The Town of Conception Bay South is proud to partner with both the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for their financial contributions to the project and continued investment in the community.


“The Town of Conception Bay South boasts beautiful landscapes and recreational infrastructure for residents of all ages to enjoy. Our government is pleased to have supported this new inclusive community park, which will enhance the options for residents to enjoy active, healthy lifestyles in their community. The opportunities for families and individuals to gather together in this park supports their well-being, and we all recognize the importance of that in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
– The Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Investing in accessible recreation infrastructure is essential to building healthy and vibrant communities. The construction of this new park in Conception Bay South is great news for our community as it provides a place for residents and families to connect and stay active. Our government is proud to work with partners like the town and the provincial government to deliver this important project to the community. I look forward to seeing residents enjoy the summer in this new, beautiful space.”
– Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“This new park showcases Council’s unwavering commitment to fostering an inclusive community and embracing innovative approaches. The playground was thoughtfully designed to cater to all abilities, and the park’s accessibility features, including its flat terrain and rubber matting, greatly enhance safety.  After years of residents expressing their desire for such a family-friendly space and attraction, it’s been heartwarming to see so many children running through the water with big smiles, swinging on the new swing sets, and even learning to ride their bikes along the cushioned rubber surface.”
– Darrin Bent, Mayor, Conception Bay South


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