Gigantic fun: The centrepiece of a new playground in Dockyard is nearing completion. *Photo by Glenn Tucker
Gigantic fun: The centrepiece of a new playground in Dockyard is nearing completion. *Photo by Glenn Tucker
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You can almost hear the howls of delight from children now as a giant eel and a replica of the St David’s lighthouse nears completion. They will form the centrepiece of a new playground in Dockyard.

Work is moving ahead rapidly on the new activity arena by the National Museum and it is expected to open in June. 

The playground includes a 70ft bright green moray eel wrapped around a 21ft lighthouse with slide and climbing nets. The climbing poles look like sea grass and a discovery sand pit has been built in the shape of the Keep Fort.

It has been positioned near the Keep Pond by Dolphin Quest so it is contained in a corner by rampart walls.

The new equipment is a mix of timber, board and plywood, while the foundations are stainless and galvanized steel. 

This is a National Museum of Bermuda project located on the Museum property and the project has been sponsored by the ACE Foundation.