City Seeks Grant to Expand Park Picnic Shelter
Prince George, B.C.- The City of Prince George is looking to the Northern Development Initiative Trust for another $30 thousand dollars for an enhancement to the picnic shelter project at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.
The project already has a budget of $779 thousand dollars. Of that amount, $377 thousand will come from the Canada 150 fund, the City will match that amount, and the Province has contributed $25 thousand for a Lheidli T’enneh memorial structure.
“There is now a unique opportunity to capitalize on the upcoming construction season to create, an essentially uncovered, concrete, or other hard surface patio that extends from the pavilion at ground level ensuring accessibility for all” said Director of Communications Rob Van Adrichem in making the request to Council for its support of the grant application.
“This patio would significantly increase the useable space and allow for additional activities at the pavilion including performances and exhibitions” said Van Adrichem.
“$30 thousand dollars is a lot if the construction is not challenging” says Councillor Garth Frizzell, ” I know any work in the park can be very challenging to do, so is there going to be additional top ups to this from anywhere else or is all of this going to achieve the hard surfacing that’s needed?”
Van Adrichem says he knows there has already been some initial geo-technical work done in the park regarding th pavilion structure “and that will inform the construction of the (hard surface) project going forward.”
Council unanimously approved submitting the application.