An inclusive multi-sport court may be coming to Prince George next year.
On Monday night, city council approved a motion to consider funding for the project during council’s budget deliberations for the 2022 Budget early next year. With support from local Canadian Tire Dealer, Selen Alpay, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities contacted the City of Prince George this past spring with a proposal to build an inclusive play area in the community.
The project is a partnership between the City of Prince George and Jumpstart Charity that requires site development and financial commitment from the city to complete the site construction works. Jumpstart, through its contractor, provides equipment, materials and associated construction services to build the 13,000-square-foot facility, valued at $500,000, once the site has been developed and prepared.
The city’s contribution would involve preparing the site to the required standard for the court. Site preparation would include geotechnical investigation, earthworks, site grading, asphalt pad, electrical servicing, accessibility improvements and associated costs to complete these works. A civil consultant has been procured to provide the city with site design/construction drawings and a construction estimate for tendering purposes within the 2022 construction season.
The new facility will be located within the Carrie Jane Gray recreation corridor adjacent to the new Fire Hall #1 on Massey Drive. This location aligns with current land use in the area and possesses existing infrastructure that supports the new facility. Suitability of the location will be confirmed through the geotechnical investigation and determination of existing shallow utility capacity