Coquitlam designers have given Rochester Park new bones, inspired by old bones, in a $4.8-million remake that’s inspiring young climbers burning off steam as the new school year begins.

A new wooden climbing structure that evokes a dinosaur skeleton, a water play area and a slide replace an old wading pool and grass.

The evolution is a big hit with young park patrons who helped design the revamp.

Coquitlam’s Manager of Park Planning and Design Andre Isakov said the project was unique because children were consulted.

He hopes it inspires some to one day pursue landscaping or architecture.

“We’re trying to be inclusive, but also creative and engaging with the children.”

Original Article from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/coquitlam-park-dinosaur-rochester-1.4285337