The Nelson Rowing Club will receive money from Columbia Basin Trust to renovate its dock at Lakeside Park. Photo submitted

New playground, dock in Nelson receive Columbia Basin Trust funding

Projects in Slocan, Winlaw and Taghum also received grants

A new playground and dock in Nelson are among the 24 projects receiving funds from the Columbia Basin Trust’s $377,513 Basin Plays capital improvement grants.

The City of Nelson is receiving $25,000 to add a playground at Rosemont Park, or Art Gibbon Park, while the Nelson Rowing Club will use $8,500 to upgrade its dock with new floatation units and decking.

Rowing Club director Kimberley Shea said in a statement the deck will help serve the junior rowing program and coaching workshops set to begin in the spring.

“Without an improved dock, none of these programs could take place and youth would not be able to participate in these healthy physical activities,” she said.

Projects in Taghum, Winlaw and Slocan also received funds.

The Taghum Community Society will build a $25,000 playground and landscaped area on an unused space outside Taghum Hall for children aged five to 12.

“A variety of play structures will promote physical activity and the development of physical skills and strength,” said chair Heather Haake.

“It will provide the opportunity for healthy outdoor exercise whenever children drop by the hall, whether just for fun or for events like markets and festivals, the summer day camp and family celebrations.”

Winlaw Elementary School meanwhile is also receiving $25,000 for a new playground, while W.E. Graham Community Service Society will revitalize Slocan’s skate park with $2,840.

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