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Woodenhead Park


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Parking
  3. Picnic Areas
  4. Playground
  5. Tables
  6. Walking Trail
Woodenhead Park is located on the outskirts of town just off the highway making it an easy to access park.  With a playground for the kids, a walking trail and benches there are places to sit and relax or to get out for a walk during a long drive.
 "Woodenhead" was created in the 1930's by local resident Peter Fuoco in his free
 time while working on the Big Bend Highway project. Using a double bitted axe and some chisels, he decided to try his hand at sculpting. Government Officials
 were so impressed by the creation, that they took the finished sculpture
 and set it along the highway as one of the first road safety warnings in B.C.
 The sign advised speeding motorists "not to be a Woodenhead" and slow down.
 During the 1960's, when the Trans-Canada Highway opened, Woodenhead was moved to town and became a local heritage artifact. In 2005 the restoration of
 "Woodenhead" and the construction of the protective roofing was carried out by
 the City of Revelstoke.