Three Grande Prairie neighbourhood associations could soon get a little extra money from the city. Council members plan to recommend giving $20,000 in annual park improvement grants to neighbourhood associations in Signature Falls, Cobblestone/Riverstone and Country Club.
The Parks Improvement Funding Program gives money to groups including neighbourhood associations, schools and not for profits looking to improve or enhance an existing neighbourhood park.
The Signature Falls Neighborhood Association is expected to get $14,350 to go towards installing a multi-use and multi-season play surface at Hibbs & Fredette Family Park.
Cobblestone/Riverstone Neighbourhood Association is set to be given $3,150 to buy and install three garbage cans at three parks in the Cobblestone neighbourhood.
The Country Club Neighbourhood Association is expected to receive $2,500 towards buying and planting an edible orchard at a park in the Country Club subdivision.
The Riverstone Playground Society and the Highland Park Neighbourhood Association also applied for funding but were denied. The playground society told the city it no longer needed the money and Highland Park was not recommended because the city said the items like trees and barrier posts the association was looking to add wouldn’t enhance safety at Clifford Turner Park.
Before any money is handed out it will need to be approved at a future council meeting.