The planned Splash park for Bellevue Park won’t go ahead as the City’s Canada 150 legacy project unless funds are found.
That’s the news coming out of council chambers Monday night.
Ward 2 councillor, Susan Myers said the City needs to find money and fast in order to make an application for Trillium Foundation funding.
“We need to have the cash up front to get the application moving” Myers told council.
So far only $60,000 has been committed through local fundraisers and $25,000 from the City.
With almost half of 2017 gone, Susan Myers wants to see ways in which the city can come up with some funds that will move a splash park project forward.
Myers asked staff to report back in a month and identify funding sources such as Parks reserves and possible liquidation of some of the City’s assets to find the cash.
The estimated cost of the Splash Park runs about $575,000 with Bellevue Park identified as the location. Some groups, such as the Rotary Club would prefer a downtown location such as Clergue Park. Council voted in favour of the Bellevue because infrastructure is already in place, making it more affordable to locate there.
Ward 5 Councillor Frank Fata questioned if the location should be re-considered.