Increased cost, grant funding prompt tweaks to Lakeview Park makeover – Vernon News

Revised Peanut Pool plan

The cost of revamping Lakeview Park’s Peanut Pool has grown by $800,000.

The Lakeview wading pool revitalization project was initially expected to cost $2.5 million, replacing the old pool with a new, more accessible pool, splash park and new change rooms.

The $3.3-million cost will be offset by $1.8 million in Canada Infrastructure grant funding.

“Based on that change in the project budget, the project team has revised the design to ensure the wading pool is sized appropriately to better meet the needs of the Greater Vernon community,” a report to council states.

A schematic design is currently being finalized, which reflects feedback from a public engagement survey in February.

Demolition of the existing pool is planned for late June.

The washroom building will remain in place until the end of baseball season.

As the new mechanical, storage, washroom building will be located in a different location, site prep and pool shell construction can proceed with the existing washroom building in place.

The entire project is scheduled to be complete by the end of June next year.

The spray park will be located between the swimming pool and the existing picnic shelter and playground, giving parents a clear view of all three play areas.

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