Paul Lake playground to get funding help

Playground at Paul Lake will get improvements thanks to grant.

Playground at Paul Lake will get improvements thanks to grant.

PAUL LAKE — The Paul Lake playground will receive new equipment and resurfacing of its basketball and ball hockey court thanks to a $45,000 grant via the TNRD.

A recommendation to approve gas tax funding in that amount will come before the TNRD board of directors for approval on Thursday after a request from the Paul Lake Community Association for assistance.

The playground at 2164 Paul Lake Road already has some equipment paid for through earlier fundraising by the association but the grant will provide for more equipment as well as a concrete pad to replace the old asphalt playing court. The community will help keep the costs down by providing the labour for installation of the concrete court.

Here’s an excerpt from the report going to the board:

SUMMARY:

Director Rothenburger would like to allocate Federal Gas Tax funding to fund installation of playground equipment and resurfacing of a basketball/ ball hockey court in the community of Paul Lake.

BACKGROUND:

The Paul Lake Community Association (Association) holds tenure on Paul Lake Community Park (Park) under a 15-year Crown lease, renewed in 2014. The Association raises money to develop, operate and maintain the facility without a financial contribution from the TNRD.

Members of the Association have approached Director Rothenburger with a request for funding assistance to install additional playground equipment and resurface an existing basketball/ball hockey court.

DISCUSSION:

Director Rothenburger would like to contribute Federal Gas Tax – Community Works Fund monies allocated to Electoral Area ‘P’ (Rivers and the Peaks) towards this project.

Under the new Federal Gas Tax Agreement signed in 2014 Recreational Infrastructure is an eligible project category. This project ill involve improvements to a recreational facility that supports physical activity. Federal Gas Tax funding expenditures are to support national objectives of productivity and economic growth, a clean environment and strong cities and communities. This project will meet these objectives.

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2 thoughts on “Paul Lake playground to get funding help

  1. I trust that accessibility for seniors and people with physical limitations will be kept in mind when the playground/park upgrades are carried out. With aging demographics we need to keep in mind that it’s not just kids or those with “able bodies” that need somewhere to relax and enjoy Paul Lake. It would be good if the plans for the playground could be shared with those in the community and discussed before they are finalized, to make sure that everyone’s need are taken into consideration.

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    • The secretary of the Paul Lake Community Association is Jessica Bahnsen. She could provide you with more details about the project.

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