Fed money to upgrade FRHP washrooms and maintenance facilities

MP Randy Kamp announced the $250,000 grant at the park Monday

Washrooms and maintenance facilities at Fraser River Heritage Park will be upgraded with a $250,000 grant from the federal government.

Other areas to be improved include the electrical, sanitary storm drainage and water supply systems.

Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission MP Randy Kamp made the announcement Monday, and said the money is coming from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

“Our government is pleased to support communities across the country by investing in projects like the Fraser River Heritage Park,” said Kamp. “Our investments in community infrastructure will benefit Canadian families and communities immediately, helping to support job creation, boosting economic activity, as well as creating safe and accessible facilities for years to come.”

“Visitors have been asking for these improvements, and we’re now able to meet them, and to enhance their experience at Mission’s ‘jewel,’” said Klaus Werner, president of the Mission Heritage Association, which operates the local park.

The CIIF supports community projects which improve accessibility for existing infrastructure. The government has committed $150 million over two years for the fund.

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