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Mckay Street Park Revitalization

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The Mckay Street Park is a space currently dominated by an abandoned baseball field, overgrown with alder trees. Adjacent to the old field is a more recent community garden, administered by a local service group, and a lone basketball hoop. Transition Prince Rupert and our many community partners have worked to consult the community and develop a final park design that will open up the space, provide lighting and clear pathways and sightlines through the space, and create a much needed recreation and play area for the neighbourhood. This design includes potential uses for all ages, including a covered basketball pavilion, expanded community gardens, covered skate/bike area, picnic grounds, dog park, cultural centre, and more. We believe that developing neighbourhood ownership of the space, through meaningful participation in the design process, will greatly increase the safety of the site for children and families, and provide a lasting community benefit.

This revitalization would have a significant impact on the surrounding neighbourhood. The Mckay Street Park is adjacent to the largest subsidized housing complex in Prince Rupert, which alone houses approximately 400 + residents - namely young families. Not only would a new park/recreation space service the demonstrated needs of this community (especially a basketball pavilion - as Prince Rupert is home to the All Native Basketball Tournament each year), but it would provide additional space for service organizations to offer programming to the local residents. Currently, the youth of the neighbourhood call the park 'nobody's field', with your help, our intent is for them to be able to call it 'everybody's'.

We will be doing a major fundraising effort - reaching out to every local granting opportunity we can, private donors, and residents, to help move this project forward. All funds will be put into an account held in trust by Transition Prince Rupert until enough funds are raised to start construction.  Every little bit helps!

Thank you so so much in advance for supporting this important community project!
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Donations 

  • ILWU LOCAL 505 Community group
    • $250 
    • 6 yrs
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Organizer

Veronika Stewart
Organizer
Prince Rupert, BC

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