FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — After delays due to supply chain challenges, construction on the new Kin Park Pavillion is now complete.
According to a Facebook post by the City of Fort St. John, the pavilion’s washrooms are open to the public between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily.
The new structure also features storage facilities and a covered warming area.
The pavilion was built as part of Phase 1 of the Kin Park upgrades project, which is partly funded by a grant of $994,500 the city received from the Provincial Community Economic Infrastructure Program. The remaining costs were covered by the Peace River Agreement.
Phase 1 of the project covers the west portion of the park and includes a paved parking lot, paved and lit trails, a new playground and fitness equipment, skateboard and scooter pads, batting cages, an outdoor skating rink, a boarded hockey rink, and pickleball courts.
The pickleball courts are expected to reach completion later this summer.
The majority of Phase 1’s upgrades were completed in the fall of last year, and Phase 2 construction, which covers the eastern portion of the park, is expected to begin in 2024.