(Front from left) Rick Fairbairn

(Front from left) Rick Fairbairn

Lions pump in spray park funds

Lumby Lions contribute $30,000 to the Village of Lumby and the Regional District for spray park.

  • May. 6, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Lumby won’t be drowning in debt for a new spray park, thanks to another significant donation.

The Lumby Lions have contributed $30,000 to the Village of Lumby and the Regional District for the planned Adult Fitness Park and Spray Park to be built in Lumby.

The Village of Lumby recently received $348,258 from the province’s Community Recreation Program grant to construct the adult fitness equipment and spray park.

The total project cost to build both the facilities is $435,000. With the contribution from the Lumby Lions Club, and a recent donation from another community group, Teddy’s Devils Martin’s Angels, for close to $30,000, the commitment from the White Valley tax payers will be approximately $27,000.

This cost has already been included and approved in the 2012 White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture budget, so the construction will not result in any additional increases to tax payers.

The facilities are identified in the Oval Park master plan, which was developed and adopted last year, and there was significant community support expressed for both of the facilities during the development of the plan. Both facilities are multi-generational and will enhance the park, which is already a cornerstone of recreation for the White Valley community.

There will be a public input session held at the White Valley Community Centre May 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., where the community will have the opportunity to help select the equipment for the adult fitness park. There will be a similar public input session coming up for the spray park. For more information contact the Regional District Community Development coordinator at 250-550-3700.