$1.16M in parks capital projects approved

Burnaby council has approved $1.16 million in capital projects for the parks and recreation department.

Bonsor Recreation Complex will receive $300,000 for preliminary design work for  for the addition of a family changeroom and rebuilding of the current changerooms, both for Bonsor Pool.

Eileen Dailly Pool will see design and specifications work for two projects—$30,000 for the addition of an entrance vestibule to improve the comfort of patrons in the lobby area, and $40,000 for the replacement of the existing leisure pool water play features.

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts will receive $40,000 in upgrades and updates to the 15-year-old signs along Deer Lake Avenue that identify cultural services buildings and services.

And $750,000 will be spent on a sports field renovation program, comprising  drainage, base remediation, surface upgrades and fencing improvements to sand and soil-based fields including Kensington Park, Central Valley East Rugby field and Riverway Sports Complex.

Council approved a total of almost $1.3 million in funding for the projects, including HST.

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