Creston NewsNews Creston Rec Centre is getting an outdoor upgrade SHARE ON: Jensen Shields, staff Monday, Mar. 12th, 2018 Creston Community Park Plan - Courtesy of the Town of Creston Creston’s new Community Park will have something for everybody. That according to West Creston Regional Director Larry Binks. The Regional District of Central Kootenay is adding a large outdoor recreation area to the Creston Rec Centre. The upgrade will include a skate park, picnic space, horseshoe pits, beach volleyball courts, and a revitalised playground. The plan also shows upgrades to lighting, landscaping, and parking areas. Binks says the new park will be inclusive to all ages. //www.mycrestonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Larry-inclusive.mp3 The Regional District received $3.1 million from the Federal Government’s Gas Tax Fund, administered by the Union of BC Municipalities as well as $150,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust through their Recreational Infrastructure Program. Binks says the $3.25 million project has been fully funded. //www.mycrestonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Larry-fully-funded.mp3 He adds the park will make help to make Creston a tourist destination. //www.mycrestonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Larry-destination.mp3 Binks says he hopes to see construction begin in April and finish by August 2019.