Park Planning

The Village of Salmo owns almost 50 acres of parks and open space. We have received public input on the use and protection of these assets through the Sustainable Salmo Official Community Plan consultation. There is still time to provide your input on the draft document found here (Part 3, Natural Environment) or at the Village Office during regular hours.

In 2015, the Village received a $75,000 grant for upgrades to Knights of Pythias (KP) Park from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). Over the past two years, the Village invested a total of $110,300 in these improvements which included:

  • A new play structure
  • new sand and campground waterlines
  • ball field rebuilds
  • dugout repair and rebuilds
  • concession planning and drawings
  • dangerous tree assessment and removal
  • KP park master-plan design
  • GIS surveying of the park.

We thank all of the volunteers who helped with the installation of the playground and the digging of the trenches for the Village crew to install the waterlines.

 Fundraising

The Village of Salmo is hoping to construct a new concession stand and field house for our main community park, KP park to replace the old concession building that is no longer operational.

The proposed concession stand was designed by Cover Architecture of Nelson, BC and includes a 1,000 square feet winterized building complete with full commercial kitchen, kitchen storage, walk-in cooler, staff washroom, public washroom, recreational storage and a community space of about 250 square feet.

This new construction is expected to cost $304,560. The Village has set a goal to fund raise that amount in 2017. Our first donation is from Fortis BC for $5,000. Kootenay Savings Credit Union has also contributed $5,000 towards the construction of the concession.  Thank you Fortis BC and Kootenay Savings!

This page will remain updated with a thermometer showing progress to our goal of raising $304,560. Please feel free to donate today!

To donate, please contact CAO Diane Kalen-Sukra at: [email protected]

#FF0000 Raised $30,000 towards the $304,560 target.

 

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