Council Notes: Tennis and Horseshoes

Council discussed a CBT grant application for the tennis courts and heard a presentation regarding usage of the Horseshoe Club.

Tennis court grant goes forward

At its Mar. 1 meeting, Town Council approved a proposal to send a grant application to Columbia Basin Trust in order to have the tennis courts resurfaced. The potential grant is part of a multi-year recreation initiative from CBT, with the first round of applications due by the middle of March. A successful application would cover 70 per cent of the costs to resurface the Town’s three courts. The entire project is estimated to cost $50,000, leaving the Town of Golden on the hook for $15,000.

Mayor Ron Oszust suggested that the municipality could look to use Economic Opportunity Funds (EOF), a joint fund between Golden and Area A, in order to foot the remainder of the project, although that will have to involve further discussion between both parties.

“The tennis courts are community tennis courts, and in fact I’m hearing that some of the info that we’ve already received on resurfacing is coming equally from the rural areas as it is coming from the municipality,” Mayor Oszust said.

APES seeks approval to use Horseshoe Club space

Alexander Park Elementary School teacher Katie King presented a proposal to allow the school to use the outdoor space at the Horseshoe Club and have access to its storage facility. The school would also like to remove some of the stakes in the horseshoe area, leaving two of them for users of the club.

“Starting next year…there’s a huge focus on environmental education and place-based learning,” King said.

“Having a place like the horseshoe area would be really beneficial when we’re trying to tackle this new curriculum.”

Teachers and other staff at APES were recently surveyed to see if they might put this space to use and on a whole it was deemed that the space could have a variety of benefits.

The area is seen as a desirable location because of its proximity to the school and for its learning opportunities, as it contains old-growth trees that aren’t present at the APES playground.

“The problem with our schoolyard is that it’s not very naturalized, there aren’t any trees and there’s those beautiful old trees in the Horseshoe Club area that we’d like to take advantage of,” King said.

The space could also be used year-round, King said, as the school has purchased snowshoes and compasses in an effort to boost its outdoor education offering.

As with all delegations, the item will be discussed further at the next Council meeting.

 

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