Residents of Blackpool will begin to see their Community Park take shape in the spring of 2015.
Park planning began in 2009 with an allocation of capital funds in the Wells Gray Country services committee – community park budget. The committee has continued to allocate funds towards the project, with a final projected price tag of approximately $600,000.
Recently, additional monies were secured from federal Gas Tax funding, Kinder-Morgan and Wells Gray Community Forest.
In May of 2014, land clearing was completed with Kinder-Morgan’s donation of equipment and manpower, and the Blackpool Fire Department burning the residual debris on site.
During fall 2014, TNRD staff will be moving forward with a public tender process to secure a contractor for installation of the irrigation system, trails, fencing and landscaping in the spring of 2015.
The community is invited to the Blackpool Community Park site on Sunday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. for coffee and treats and to review the revised park plan and to offer opportunity to ask questions of TNRD staff.