City makes a splash with pool funding announcement

Natural pool for Millennium Park – in the City of Castlegar's plans

Natural pool is slated to be situated along with Twin Rivers Park and Millennium Walkway.

Natural pool is slated to be situated along with Twin Rivers Park and Millennium Walkway.

 

Cooler heads, and heels for that matter, could be the order of the day come the long hot days of summer in the not too distant future.News from the City of Castlegar was upbeat on Friday the 13th with word that $400,000 in grant money for a natural, outdoor pool at Millennium Park had been approved by the provincial Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’ Community Recreation Program.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is quoted in the release, noting that “The Water Pond project is a key element of the Millennium Park Planning Process that the community participated in last summer. We are very excited to see this funding help us begin work on the plan’s key project in the park.”Detailed engineering work is likely to start this summer, with actual digging possibly commencing in late summer – early fall. Next summer is the projected time of completion after an estimated total outlay of $1.3 million.