Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos congratulated the Recreation and Culture Department for receiving a grant from the Ontario 150 Community Capital Fund.
The town successfully received $75,000 from the Ontario 150 Community Capital Fund, which provides one-time funding to support the repair and renovation of existing community facilities for Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary.
The money will go toward repairs and improvements to Riverside Park, some of which include repairs and additions to the splash pad and upgrades to the washrooms.
The goal is to make Riverside Park an inclusive asset for community members of all ages and abilities, said Joanne Henderson, manager of the Recreation and Culture Department, in a press release.
Renovations will begin in March in order for them to be completed for Canada Day.
“Congrats for succeeding in getting this funding,” said Antonakos during the council meeting. “We’d like to extend our thanks to our recreation department.”