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Posted: December 7, 2021

Swan Avenue Park seeks community support

The Swan Avenue Park Project is seeking additional public support for the initiative that will see a neighbourhood park built on land beside the Swan Ave. basketball court / ice rink.

A Healthy Kimberley initiative, the park will enhance under-utilized green space by installing natural playground features that will promote physical literacy and an active lifestyle for residents. The proposed site was home to a playground many years ago that was removed due to age and safety issues.

Project supporters are invited to contribute tax-deductible cash donations through the CanadaHelps website. You can also volunteer on the Park Committee or a work party (spring 2022), stay up-to-date on the Healthy Kimberley website project page, and enjoy the park once installed.

“This has been a labour of love for many neighbourhood volunteers for a number of years,” said Todd Larsen, Volunteer Park Coordinator. “We have worked tirelessly to raise the funds needed to build this neighbourhood park and we are almost there! We are inviting the public to head to our website to view the project plans and support financially or through your time if you can. This will be an inviting and exciting space for anyone to use, not just kids! We can’t wait to complete the project and open this awesome new community space for everyone in 2022!”

Healthy Kimberley and park organizers have been working in conjunction with the City of Kimberley to create park plans and address community needs.

The land is already zoned as recreational. To date, organizers have secured $119,676 in grants and approximately $50,000 of in-kind contributions. A local park construction firm quoted $190,000 to build the park. This project needs $20,000 to ensure that it can be completed!

Residents are invited to view the plans here.

Lead image: A Community Engagement Event to review potential park features and designs, held on Oct 5, 2019. City of Kimberley photo

City of Kimberley

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