Creston Community Park Upgrades Project: Park elements are taking shape

Creston, BC:  Residents and visitors to the Creston & District Community Complex will see the construction on the park upgrades project proceeding very quickly this month.

“It is really exciting to see all the work on the site taking place and the park coming to life before our eyes,” said Tanya Wall, Chair of the Creston Valley Services Committee and Director of RDCK Area B. “The park will be an active dynamic outdoor space that will bring a wide variety of people to enjoy and recreate together in the same area.”

Residents are reminded to respect the construction fencing and keep out of the site for everyone’s safety and to keep the construction work moving along efficiently. The entire area within the construction fencing is a very active construction site with numerous construction activities happening at the same time.

New Line Skate Parks Inc., has completed all work on the multipurpose skate park that began in the spring. They have demobilized their equipment and moved onto their next project. Border Holdings Ltd. is leading the construction on the rest of the Community Park infrastructure, which extends on all sides around the skate park. 

The majority of the site excavation, grading and utilities installation has been completed and now the feature elements of the park will start taking shape throughout the site. In addition to the 10,000 sq. ft. multipurpose skate park, work has been taking place on the playground area with the construction of the hill slide, landscaping and installation of playground equipment. Curbing for the parking lot and driveway has been installed along with light standard bases and paving has begun on the pickle ball courts and pathway system.

Construction will continue through the fall (weather depending) with substantial completion anticipated in November 2019.

When park features are completed and there is safe access to them, the public will be permitted to use the park.

The Creston Community Park upgrade project was formally announced in March 2018 and is being funded through the Federal Gas Tax Fund, administered by the Union of BC Municipalities in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, with additional funding provided by the Columbia Basin Trust.

Updates and videos about the project will be shared on the RDCK website at: www.rdck.ca/CrestonCommunityPark.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

Randy Fediuk
Manager of Recreation
Creston and District Community Complex
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250 428 7127 ext. 2030
Email: rfediuk@rdck.bc.ca

For media enquiries:

Maria Hypponen
Communications Coordinator
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250-352-1531
Email: mhypponen@rdck.bc.ca

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