Groundbreaking ceremony for Millennium Park Phase 2

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
May 7th, 2016

Yesterday the City of Castlegar along with representatives from RDCK Areas I & J, TRUE Engineering and Sorenson Excavating celebrated the ground breaking on the Millennium Park Phase II project.

The successful first phase of Millennium Park included the construction of the award winning Millennium Ponds, Rotary Green Gym, Zellstoff Celgar Pavilion and the bike skills park.

The second phase looks to build on those successes with the creation of:

  • 2 beach volley ball courts

  • tennis/pickleball court

  • formal off leash dog park

  • parking and access improvements for the Millennium Park main entrance

  • parking and access improvements for the dog park and bike skills park area.

In addition to the projects within the Millennium Park, the City and RDCK Areas I & J have partnered to increase the activity opportunities beyond the Millennium Park. Those projects include:

  • creation of 4 pickle ball courts at Castlegar Community Complex

  • creation of a basketball and ball hockey court at the Zinio Park

To support the Millennium Park Phase II and Regional Court Upgrades construction, the

following partners contributed funds towards the project:

  • The City of Castlegar – $175,000

  • The Regional District of Central Kootenay – Areas I & J – $125,000

  • Columbia Basin Trust – $450,000

This project is another in a series of endeavours by City of Castlegar and RDCK to ensure the community remains a safe, healthy and inspiring place to live, work, play and learn for all residents. The Millennium Park has become the area’s premier activity destination, offering free outdoor recreation for all, regardless of age or ability.

Community involvement has been central to the Millennium Park Project since the planning process began in 2010. To this regard, the Millennium Park Master Plan involved input fromarea residents, City of Castlegar staff, community user groups and other stakeholders in the community over a period of six months. The planning team conducted public workshops, follow up community group interviews, a review of community partnership proposals, a draft plan open house and sought City staff and stakeholder input in order to determine the draft and final site plan and plan elements.

The sport courts being constructed complement other healthy free outdoor recreational opportunities at Millennium Park and across the City. The goal of future pedestrian and cycling facilities will be to link these recreation nodes with formal sidewalks, trails and pathways.

For further information, please contact:

Chris Barlow

Director of Transportation & Civic Works


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