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New Kelowna playing fields may not have road built to them

Kelowna City Hall

KELOWNA - Two playing fields will be built in the Glenmore in 2019 but a road to them and parking lot may not.

City council, during its budget discussions today, Dec. 13, agreed to pull $1.2 million out of the $3.3 million budget for Glenmore Recreational Park.

Since it takes a year for grass fields to mature enough for use, it was deemed appropriate to delay construction of the road and parking lot.

The money from Glenmore will be added to another $1.2 million from reserves so the city will have the $2.4 million in place that it needs if it gets grants from senior governments to do $9 million worth of work in City Park.

That grant application was approved by council in November.

If the city doesn’t get the grant for City Park, the money will go back to the Glenmore park so the road and parking lot can be built in 2019.

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