In August, work began on a $1.2 million upgrade to the athletic fields at Optimist Park, which will see the 25 year old irrigation system completely replaced.
To minimize the impact to sports teams, The City is using a two-phase approach to the project. The first phase began in August and will be completed in coming weeks. This phase involves the replacement of the main irrigation lines as well as lines running through three of the ten playing fields. The remaining seven fields will be completed in Phase Two, which is currently scheduled for mid-August-October 2013.
This work is funded through the Community Investment Fund, created by Council in July 2011 to invest $252 million from 2012 to 2016 into improvements to such amenities as libraries, recreation centres, swimming pools, athletic fields, arenas, parks, playgrounds and emergency services. A total of $3.8 million has been allocated from this fund to athletic field irrigation replacement.
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