Middleton to get provincial cash for splash pad

Published on July 7, 2014
Spectator News

Annapolis County kids will have a new way to stay cool thanks in part to funds for a splash pad announced in Middleton this morning.

Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine was in the Annapolis County town July 7 to announce one of a number of Valley recreation projects getting government funds from the Recreation Facility Development Program.

The Town of Middleton is getting $25,000 to build the splash pad.

"This facility will be a fun, safe public area for families and visitors to cool off on hot, humid summer days," said Middleton Mayor Calvin Eddy.

"It's entertainment and exercise for the kids during the summer break, and Middleton Town Council is pleased to be able to add this facility to the park that provides so much enjoyment for people in this area."

"It's important to invest in sport and recreation facilities for Nova

Scotians to lead healthy lifestyles," said Glavine. "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 splash pad."

According to a media release, the grants will help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation. Examples include renovations to buildings, developing and maintaining walking trails, and building and upgrading fields for sport and recreation.