Upgrades Planned for Clara Hughes Rec. Park

Clara Hughes Recreation Park
Clara Hughes Recreation Park in Elmwood will undergo $250,000 in upgrades beginning in September. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Clara Hughes Recreation Park in Elmwood will benefit from $250,000 in upgrades to the facility.

Two of four existing change rooms in the park will be renovated to become a multi-purpose room and canteen. To help make the park accessible for all community members, the new washrooms and front entry will be made wheelchair accessible. Windows will be added to improve the view of outdoor activities and add natural lighting.

The city and province are contributing $100,000, with the city providing an additional $100,000. The remainder of the funds are coming from community contributions.

Renovations are expected to begin in September and be completed in early 2014.