Carleton Place receives funding for Canada 150 celebrations

Posted on: February 1, 2017

Jane Hobson

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.”

2 thoughts on “Carleton Place receives funding for Canada 150 celebrations

  1. Darlene Lepage

    Repairs and updates to bathrooms and splash pad are wonderful. The committee should also consider repairs to the canteen and have it town owned and operated during the summer season. A manager with some young folks could work it throughout the season. Right now it is an eye sore. Offer hot dogs, pogos, french fries, cold drinks, slushies, hard and soft ice cream and freezies. Simple fare. Also a new larger gazebo for events such as this. Our park also needs colour. The large stone flower boxes we see on Bridge St. throughout the park would absolutely be beautiful.

  2. Judy Auer

    Excited about the renovations at this important community recreation site in our town. I would, however, recommend a better strategy for testing the beach water. The present method keeps the beach closed for most of the Summer because of the number of days required to get results. This leaves the beach closed on good days for swimming and probably open on questionable days. There must be a better way. The splash pad is wonderful, however!

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