Olds plans to put a $390,000 federal grant towards a project to build a toboggan hill, outdoor rink, playground and community garden.
The money comes out of the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, a two-year, $500 million national infrastructure program to revitalize communities across Canada.
“We are thankful and thrilled that the Olds community is receiving support to revitalize its existing recreational areas,” said Mayor Judy Dahl in a statement announcing the funding on Thursday. “The valuable addition of these outdoor spaces will be beneficial and appreciated by everyone in the community, young and old alike.”
Federal Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault said “accessible and modern outdoor public spaces are at the heart of communities across Alberta, bringing people together, supporting businesses and offering memorable tourist experiences.
“Today’s investment will have lasting benefits for the Town of Olds through the creation of a vibrant space for residents and visitors to gather for events, activities, and festivals throughout the year.”
The revitalization fund is administered in Alberta by PrairiesCan.