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Federal government contributes $500,000 to new Maple Ridge multi-use park

$1.4 million of federal funding went to Maple Ridge, Port Moody, and New Westminster
Maple Ridge has received $500,000 to help fund a new multi-use community park that includes basketball and hockey courts, a pump track, a splash pad, and a playground. (Black Press Media Files)

A $500,000 community park is coming to Maple Ridge thanks to the latest round of federal funding from the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan).

The half-a-million dollars will help pay for the new multi-use park in the city, which features a variety of recreational services. This includes basketball and hockey courts, a pump track, a splash pad, a zip line, washrooms, a picnic shelter, and a playground.

By building this new park, it will attract people to nearby businesses and improve economic activity in the area, explained PacifiCan Minister Harjit S. Sajjan.

“From spectacular trails and parks to world-class recreation and entertainment venues, the Lower Mainland is home to some of British Columbia’s most beautiful spaces and top tourism destinations,” said Sajjan.

“Enhancing public spaces and tourism experiences in this region will not only bring people together, it will help businesses create jobs in their communities so they can thrive for years to come.”

This latest federal funding contributed $1.4 million to Lower Mainland communities to help fund a total of six public spaces and tourism enhancement projects.

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Pardeep Purewal, City of Maple Ridge senior manager of corporate communications, explained that the new neighbourhood park is already built and open to residents.

“We will be releasing the name of this new park later this month,” said Purewal. “And in the late spring of 2024, we’ll do an opening event for the neighbourhood when the splash park is activated for next summer.”

The new park is located at 112 Avenue and 241A Street in the Albion neighbourhood of Maple Ridge.

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