UPDATE: Article was changed to include detailed information about Phase 1.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city has received just under $1 million for the first phase of the Kin Park redevelopment.
The city announced Wednesday that the provincial funding application through the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program was successful. The value of the grant is $994,500.
“The project will provide new, high-quality recreation opportunities, as well as a central hub for community members of Fort St. John and the surrounding region, as well as tourists visiting the city during events,” says the province in a release.
Some of the proposed Kin Park redevelopment features include a refrigerated ice surface for the multi-purpose rink at the south end of the park and a boarded pickleball court. The city has budgeted $20 million for the redevelopment over the next four years.
Phase 1 will start on the west side of Kin Park.
According to the City of Fort St. John, the main parts of this phase would include a new parking lot, a building, leisure ice, boarded pickleball/ice rink surface, gathering area and playground, and trails.
Phase 1 is set to begin this construction season, with the tender being issued in the next few months.
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