The Parksville Community Park tennis courts. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville council votes to apply for grant to upgrade Community Park

Money would go toward resurfacing tennis courts, lacrosse box upgrades and more

Parksville is applying for a grant to upgrade the Community Park.

Council voted unanimously for the application of the grant, though a specific amount has yet to be announced. They still need to cost the items and put together their application before they’ll know the amount needed for the upgrades.

“At the July 15 meeting, the Parks and Open Spaces Committee discussed the possibility of directing staff to apply for grants through the CCR program for projects including Community Park tennis court resurfacing, lacrosse box upgrades, conversion of the Kin Hut facility into storage and the construction of new washrooms,” read the agenda for the July 27 meeting.

The city received a CCR (Community, Culture, and Recreation Program) grant for $1,263,521 earlier this month to help build the outdoor stage and gathering space in the Community Park.

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Manager of parks and facilities, Guy Martin, said the upcoming grant would give the city an opportunity to make significant improvements to the park.

“This presents for us an opportunity with the new CCR intake that’s coming up with all the wants that were put towards us from the community that we’re hearing, not having the budget available at this time,” he said.

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