Langford eyes Glen Lake park for overhaul

Langford is eyeing an overhaul of Glen Lake beach park if it can get a share of provincial recreation funding.

The City is submitting a request for $400,000 to the Community Recreation Program to improve the Glen Lake beach access, repair the accessible fishing dock and install picnic tables, greenery, a playground and trails. The entire project is estimated at $500,000.

“Glen Lake (park) needs to be fixed up. It’s a well used area,” said Coun. Lanny Seaton, chair of the parks committee. “And if there is enough grant money we’d like to put in a sand volleyball court.”

The province has committed $30 million to the Community Recreation Program, and competition for funding will likely be fierce. View Royal and Colwood have both applied for $400,000 grants for respective trail, park and cycling lane improvements.

Seaton said Langford considered seeking funding for its $4.5 million bike lane network, which includes a bridge over the Trans-Canada Highway, but doubted such an expensive project would get the nod.

“(Last year) we had a big grant, so we went smaller,” Seaton said, referring to the $4.7 million provincial grant for the Sportsplex.

“We decided there’s a better chance for Glen Lake. We’ll still do the bike plan in-house. We’ll do as much as we can every year.”



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