Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag and acting Langley City mayor Val van den Broek announce a $1.3 million upgrade of Penzer Park.

VIDEO: Langley City’s Penzer Park gets $1.3 million overhaul

Federal government contributes under Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program



Penzer Park in Langley City will get a $1.3 million re-do this year, with $500,000 coming from the federal government and $800,000 from the City.

The announcement was made today at the park at 198C Street and 47A Avenue by Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag and Deputy Langley City mayor Val van den Broek.

This project will leave a lasting legacy beyond 2017,” Aldag said.

Van den Broek said the new Penzer Action Park will be a “fun and safe environment for the whole family.”

The ball diamond will be replaced by a multi-purpose sports plaza that can accommodate various sports including basketball, soccer, ball hockey and volleyball.

The parking lot will be upgraded, two new playgrounds will be built for children ages two to five, and five to 12, that will include a zip line , a fitness circuit and cross-fit area with strength training equipment that can be used by people in wheelchairs.

Plans also call for a fitness track, new bike track, new seating areas, landscaping and a multi-purpose pathway through the site.

The federal contribution comes from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Work will begin “quickly” with completion expected by the end of March 2017, van den Broek said.

The official opening is set for July 1.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives photo)
LETTER: Think of seniors when casting vote

With the provincial election on Saturday, a local seniors group reminds voters to think about elders

A request for a tax exemption by the Langley Food Bank has prompted a review of the way such requests are handled by Langley City (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley City reviews tax breaks after turning request by food bank

Was one of four groups asking to be added to the tax exemption list

This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID/NIH via AP
COVID case confirmed at Fort Langley Seniors Community

One of five new cases reported by Fraser health Authority

Langley’s Ken Cormack (L) and Craig Brown won the B.C. Match Play Net Championship on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Richmond (Courtesy Ken Cormack)
Two ‘dads’ from Langley win B.C. Match Play Net Championship of golf

‘We were just doing it to have fun and have a laugh’

John Horgan brought the NDP campaign to Langley on Wednesday, Oct. 21, just three days before the B.C. vote (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Horgan brings NDP campaign to Langley

Predicts gains, says people are looking at the party ‘differently’ after three years

Mary Foote (right) took part in the Gutsy Walk in August 2020 at the age of 104. She was joined by son in-law Clarence and daughter Edith Olson. (family photo)
Langley woman turns 105 on Oct. 25

In August, Mary Foote took part in the Gutsy Walk to battle Crohn’s and Colitis

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
British Columbia man dies during ski trip near glacier west of Calgary

Kananaskis Public Safety and Alpine Helicopters responded around 2:30 p.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, following a week-long break for the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
One crisis after another for Trudeau since last federal election one year ago

It has been a year of unprecedented calamity and crisis

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter at Kitimat competes against producers in the Middle East and Russia that have no carbon tax. (Rio Tinto)
B.C. carbon tax highest in Canada, export industries unprotected

B.C. NDP, B.C. Liberals say they’re looking at exemptions

In this file photo, snow is seen falling along the Coquihalla Highway. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Weather statement issued for Coquihalla, Hwy 3, as arctic front approaches

The early season snowfall expected to hit Fraser Valley, Friday, Oct. 23

(Pixabay)
Vancouver teacher suspended after swearing, touching students and complimenting underwear

McCabe touched students, including rubbing their backs and necks, touching their hair and hugging them

Most Read