A new playground will be completed this fall at KP Park in Salmo.

Major improvements to Salmo park underway

Two and a half years after the old structure was removed for safety reasons, the children of Salmo will enjoy a new playground.

Two and a half years after the old structure was removed for safety reasons, the children of Salmo will enjoy a new playground slated for Knights of Pythias Park.

The playground — and several other park upgrades totalling $100,000 — has been made possible in part by $65,000 from Columbia Basin Trust. Other contributors include the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Western Financial and the Village of Salmo.

“The children of Salmo will once again have a community playground,” said Mayor Stephen White.

“Thanks to the dedication and cooperation of residents, council members, and our chief administrative officer who came together to secure funding that will allow this community vision to become a reality. The new playground would not have been possible without the support of the Columbia Basin Trust.”

Knights of Pythias Park is the main park in Salmo and the heart of community activity, special events, sports and outdoor gatherings. The planned improvements will substantially upgrade the facilities, amenities and grounds of the park to meet the needs of the community, residents and visitors of all ages.

Specific improvements include the installation of a new playground, maintenance and upgrades to the ball fields and dugouts, sand and waterlines to the campsites, concession stand design and the preparation of a Master Plan for the park.

“This project is a great example of teamwork,” said Kelvin Saldern, community liaison for the Columbia Basin Trust.

“Over 50 concerned community members came together to form a parks working group, which then worked with the local chamber of commerce and the Village. Even the children got directly involved by voting on which playground design they prefer.”

Upgrades should be complete this fall.

 

 

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