Park Planning

The Village of Salmo owns almost 50 acres of parks and open space. We have received and incorporated public input on the use and protection of these assets through the Sustainable Salmo Official Community Plan consultation.

In 2015, the Village received a $75,000 grant for upgrades to Knights of Pythias (KP) Park from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). 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 for New KP Park concession

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

The proposed concession stand will be fully winterized and house a large community meeting space, plus a full commercial kitchen, kitchen storage, walk-in cooler, staff washroom, public washroom, recreational storage and a community space of about 250 square feet.

Still in the planning stage, it is expected to cost between $300,000 – $500,000. The Village has committed $20,000 to the project, and has raised the following through grants:

  • Fortis BC for $5,000
  • Kootenay Savings Credit Union $5,000
  • Teck Metals Ltd. $20,000

Thank-you to all of our generous donors!  Further grant applications will be made once planning is complete.

Your contribution to this significant community project would be very welcome.  To donate, please contact the Chief Administrative Officer at: [email protected]