FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Family SuperPark announced on Sunday that it will be closing its doors at the end of March.
The non-profit says the closure is due to funding difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Without consistent financial backing from things such as fundraising events, donations and grants, our non-profit organization is not financially sustainable in these current times,” said the non-profit in a statement.
The same day the announcement was made, a resident created a GoFundMe to try and keep the SuperPark open.
“The SuperPark is a favourite among the parents and children of this wonderful community. It’s a place to take the kids so they can make friends, burn off energy and have a blast. It’s a place for parents to go and get a much needed break, sit down and relax knowing our children are in a safe environment,” said the fundraising page.
As of Monday morning, there has been $290 donated out of a $3,000 goal.
“We want to take this time to thank each person who has helped us out on the way. The facility wouldn’t have come this far without you,” said the SuperPark statement.