Clarence-Rockland is hoping to add another accessible park within Prescott-Russell.
In a press release, the city said its Hammond Barrier-Free Park was accepted by the Aviva Community Fund competition.
The release adds the project, which would redevelop the municipal park at 3154 Gendron Road, “proposes to build accessible structures to give all children a place to play and members of the community with disabilities a space to move independently and safely.”
Aviva accepted the project in its “Big Ideas” category, with three top prizes of $100,000 each.
The city said the project is estimated to cost $132,000.
Asked if the project was contingent on winning the prize, communication officer Julie Chartrand said a community group in Hammond will fundraise to bring the park to life.
Now the city is asking residents to vote for the park to ensure it makes it to the judging round. The 10 ideas with the most votes make it to the judges who will then award the top three prizes. The other seven projects will receive a $15,000 consolation prize.
If the city does win, Chartrand said the park must be completed by the end of next year.
This would be the region’s second accessible park, the other being Sacha’s Park in L’Orignal.
Winners will be announced on November 20.
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