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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Following feedback from residents, the City of Fort St. John has so far earmarked $525,000 to go towards some upgrades to Mathew’s Park.
Over 300 people took part in the city’s Let’s Talk engagement sessions in late 2022 and early 2023, providing input on what they like about local parks and what could be improved.
Upgrades will include having two half courts and six nets at the basketball court, installing rubberized tile surfacing to the equipment areas, and making the parking lot and trail connections more accessible.
A new fitness obstacle course, a new play structure and accessible swings will also be added to the park.
The equipment and basketball court upgrades will cost approximately $525,000 and were a part of the 2023 budget.
The parking lot and trail upgrades are still going through the final design and tendering processes, so the city says the budget for those upgrades will remain confidential in the meantime.
The city says construction will begin in early May.
More information can be found on the city’s website.
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