Lincoln collects $1M in provincial/federal funding to upgrade local parks
Published August 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm
The Town of Lincoln just received over $1 million from a joint provincial/federal infrastructure program and three parks within town limits are about to get some nice upgrades.
The grants came through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and it assists communities in delivering vital services that foster greater social inclusion, improve the quality of life for residents and reflect local community needs.
Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton was happy with the surprise funding news, noting, “Investment in social infrastructure builds strong and dynamic communities, supports economic growth, celebrates diversity, and promotes community health and well-being.”
Projects that will receive support through the ICIP programs include:
Installation of inclusive playground equipment at Rotary Park (Beamsville)
Addition of a drive-thru service window at the Lincoln Public Library (Beamsville)
Installation of rubberized surfacing at playgrounds to increase accessibility (Community-wide)
Addition of a children’s educational space at the Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre (Jordan)
Town CAO Michael Kirkopoulos said Town staff works hard for outside funding as they are constantly looking for and applying to all funding programs that potentially offset municipal project costs and lead to direct and measurable community benefit.
“As we have seen throughout the pandemic, culture and recreation facilities and assets are community imperatives that bring people together and help them to thrive and grow,” said Kirkopoulos.