Funds for Wolfville parks and trails, Acadia walking track and more announced

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Acadia University received funding for resurfacing walking track and upgrading facility, $25,000 during a July 7 provincial funding announcement.

More work to build a skills park and trails for mountain biking is one of four projects in the Valley was announced July 7.

The projects will receive grants totalling $70,000 through the Recreation Facility Development Program to help Nova Scotians lead healthy, active lifestyles.

"We want Nova Scotians to lead healthy lifestyles, so we're investing in sport and recreation facilities where people can get out and be physically active," said Kings South MLA Keith Irving, who announced the funding. "With nearly $2 million for 67 projects across the province, Nova Scotians of all ages can get active and have fun using new and upgraded facilities like this mountain bike park."

The Town of Wolfville is getting $10,000 to continue building its park and network of trails for mountain bikers to hone their skills.

"Wolfville's new bike trails and skills park have been attracting users of all ages, including locals and people from around the province," said Wolfville Mayor Jeff Cantwell. "The facility is a wonderful compliment to other bike trails in the Valley, and we thank the Department of the Health and Wellness for their investment in this three-year project."

Other projects in the region include:

- Acadia University, resurfacing walking track and upgrading facility, $25,000

- New Minas Village Commission, building outdoor splash pad, $25,000

- Canaan Heights Neighbourhood Association, continue developing community park, $10,000

Organizations: Acadia University, Minas Village Commission, Canaan Heights Neighbourhood Association

Geographic location: Wolfville

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