Millennium Park additions coming soon

Construction of a new multi-use facility is scheduled to begin in March.

The construction of the new multi-use facility at Millennium Parks should be underway this spring.

The two Castlegar Rotary Clubs ­­— ­ the Castlegar Rotary Club and the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club — are fully prepared to break ground for the Millennium Parks multi-use facility but nasty weather continues to hold back the project.

Crews were originally expected to begin last fall but as the conditions outside worsened the work was held off until a later date.

That date is now swiftly approaching. Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club President, Marvin Smith said the project will be underway around March or once the snow clears.

“It’s on hold because of the weather. We’re going to ground break as soon as the weather changes.”

The new concession will include an outdoor covered picnic area, storage rooms for the soccer club, kitchen and cooking areas.

As for the expenses, Smith said, “The rotary clubs have been instrumental in gathering the funding through significant donations from many outside parties.”

Zellstoff Celgar has contributed over half of the $360,000 dollars needed to fund the project.

As of this time, the rotary clubs are currently putting out tenders for contractors.


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