Action Park gets boost

Bowden’s proposed Action Park got a $50,000 boost from Red Deer County. Council approved a request on Tuesday from the Bowden committee behind a new park featuring a skateboard facility, outdoor rink, horseshoe pits and picnic area.

Bowden’s proposed Action Park got a $50,000 boost from Red Deer County.

Council approved a request on Tuesday from the Bowden committee behind a new park featuring a skateboard facility, outdoor rink, horseshoe pits and picnic area.

A future phase may include a spray park and adult exercise equipment.

The 14-member community committee told council that a $50,000 donation will allow the first phase to be completed. Construction is expected to take place this fall.

The money will come from a $2.5 million municipal reserve fund.

The Town of Bowden donated $5,000 and land in the 22nd Avenue Amy Gardens area worth $120,000. Bowden and District Agricultural Society and local donors provided another $30,000 and Let Them Be Kids Foundation will provide $80,000 in matching funds.

Let Them Be Kids is an Ontario-based non-profit volunteer group that provides funding for playgrounds, skate and fitness parks across Canada. It has funded 160 projects in the past five years.