Centennial Park to see some upgrades in Englehart

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By Jamie Mountain

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

ENGLEHART – Centennial Park in downtown Englehart is expected to see some improvements this year.

Englehart chief administrative officer Shawn LaCarte said the town has submitted a project for funding under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: COVID-19 Resilience Stream. “We are hoping to be approved for $100,000 for the project,” he explained in an email interview.

LaCarte noted the project will include widening and paving the walking trails in Centennial Park, as well as the expansion of the trails to the new, fully accessible washroom that was built in 2020.

“Widening the trails will help with physical distancing,” explained LaCarte.

“The project will also include upgrading the storm sewer system in order to accommodate a larger sidewalk to make the entrance of the park accessible from Fourth Avenue.”

LaCarte added that the project will also include a new sidewalk being installed along the south part of Centennial Park that will extend onto Fourth Avenue.

“The existing angle parking will be removed to be replaced by parking parallel to the new sidewalk along Fourth,” he noted.

While it is unknown when the potential funding would be approved, LaCarte said the town is hoping to have the project completed by late summer if the funding does get approved.

Jamie Mountain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Temiskaming Speaker