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.

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