Kids playing at the multi-generational Art Gibbon Park in Rosemont. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Kids playing at the multi-generational Art Gibbon Park in Rosemont. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson spends to upgrade three parks

Improvements added in Rosemont and Fairview

Nelson council decided at a recent meeting to upgrade two parks and one green space in the city.

The work will be done in partnership with three non-profit organizations.

The city will spend $20,000 to help Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak to upgrade the multi-generational aspects of Art Gibbon Park in Rosemont.

“Increasing accessibility for everyone is a main feature of Rotary’s work with the city in this park,” says Margaret (Meg) Milner of Rotary. “That’s a real focus for us, to help the elders to be with the youngsters, and everyone in between.”

Milner said the money will fund paved walkways, picnic tables, benches, and a shade shelter, all wheelchair accessible.

The city will also spend $12,500 on an upgrade to Queen Elizabeth Park.

According to Jim Sevigny of the Nelson Baseball Association, the money will be spent on lighting repairs, a new watering station, and a new scoreboard with a large Queen Elizabeth Park sign.

The association has raised $375,000 over the past few years to provide new baseball infrastructure to the park: safety netting, renovated bathrooms, new dugouts, new fencing, new diamonds, and a new batting and pitching complex.

The third city contribution is $7,500 toward a small green space at 805 Nelson Ave., in front of Nelson CARES’ new Lakeside Place building.

Related:

Nelson contributes $5,000 in kind to Rosemont inter-generational park

• Toronto Blue Jays award Nelson Baseball $117,000 to revitalize ballpark

New dugouts, netting among renos underway at Queen Elizabeth Park

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