New batting and pitching cages, as well as the new outfield fence, can be seen here at Queen Elizabeth Park. Nelson Baseball is in the final year of a three-year renovation of the old ballpark. Photo: Submitted

New batting and pitching cages, as well as the new outfield fence, can be seen here at Queen Elizabeth Park. Nelson Baseball is in the final year of a three-year renovation of the old ballpark. Photo: Submitted

Province chips in for Queen Elizabeth Park renos

The restored ballpark will receive $47K

Nelson Baseball’s ongoing rejuvenation of Queen Elizabeth Park will be funded an additional $47,150 from the provincial government.

The ballpark, which has been undergoing extensive renovations since 2019 that included funding from the Toronto Blue Jays, will use the funding to help finish a scoreboard, bleachers, protective fencing and a scorekeepers building.

“The Nelson Baseball Association is well on their way to creating a rejuvenated baseball experience for players and fans alike,” said Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson in a statement.

“I’m excited to head down for a game when the renovations are complete. Local sports organizations keep our communities active and passionate, and I’m so grateful for their work.”

The funds were part of the annual Community Gaming Grants handed out by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Forty-five non-profit groups were funded $5 million to upgrade facilities and infrastructure, update technology or buy equipment and vehicles.

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