The City of Vernon has secured enough funds to revitalize the Lakeview Wading Pool.
The city announced Thursday it can move forward with a $3.3 million project to revitalize the Lakeview Wading Pool — also known as the Peanut Pool — having received a grant from the Canada-British Columbia Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program worth nearly $1.9 million.
The investment will “ensure that the community can continue to enjoy this beloved recreation site for years to come,” said Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. “Families in Vernon can look forward to many more summer days spent with friends at Lakeview Park.”
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu called the pool “a great place for families to enjoy” during the summer season.
The joint federal-provincial funding amounts to $1,887,576, which will be used for long-awaited upgrades to the pool basin, an updated change room, washroom and mechanical room, and enhanced nearby park space with the addition of a small spray park.
The project is expected to get underway this summer, including the demolition of the old wading pool and site preparation work. The new pool and spray park are tentatively set to open in summer 2023.