PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City of Pitt Meadows will be turning on a brand new spray park on Pitt Meadows Day on June 2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held and the spray park turned on for the season at 12:30pm, after the parade and before the opening ceremony at Harris Road Park.
Last year, the City received a federal investment of $98,394 from Western Economic Diversification Canada, under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure program, which allowed for replacement and upgrade of the equipment at the park.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support projects that improve recreational facilities in communities across the country,” said Dan Ruimy, Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada. “The new Harris Road Spray Park will be a great place for families to get together and beat the summer heat through this new sustainable infrastructure.”
The project involved removing the previous spray equipment, resurfacing the area, upgrading the plumbing and installing new water efficient spray park equipment and restoring the surrounding landscaping in the park. The final cost of the project was $311,349, with the grant funding totaling $98,394 and City contributing $212,955.
“Council is pleased to work with our federal partners to provide a spray park that enhances our recreation opportunities for families,” said Mayor John Becker, “This has also been an opportunity to upgrade our infrastructure to a more sustainable system to reduce our water consumption in Pitt Meadows.”
Through investments in community infrastructure administered by Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Government of Canada is investing in projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities.