NOTE: A list of grants in the Central region follows this release.
A new trail in a provincial park in Spryfield is one of 14 recreation projects in the Central region receiving grants to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians.
The region’s grants totalling $540,000 were announced today, June 26, through the Recreation Facility Development Program.
“Trails, ball fields and playgrounds are some of the recreation facilities where Nova Scotians can enjoy the outdoors while being physically active,” said Halifax Atlantic MLA Brendan Maguire, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “We’re investing nearly $1.7 million for 65 new and upgraded facilities around the province so that people have many opportunities to make physical activity a part of their daily lives.”
The Long Lake Provincial Park Association will use $40,000 to start developing a new trail in the park off Northwest Arm Drive.
“The community is very pleased that we were chosen to receive this funding,” said Donna Flemming, chair of the association. “It will go a long way to the development of trailheads and trails for use by so many, which will improve the lives and the health of our residents.”
The grants help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation. Examples include renovations to buildings, developing and maintaining walking trails, and building and upgrading fields for sport and recreation.
The grants support Thrive!, government’s plan for a healthier Nova Scotia. The plan aims to create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. Learn more at http://thrive.novascotia.ca .