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Historic park in Thorold gets funding for renovations

DCN-JOC News Services
Historic park in Thorold gets funding for renovations

THOROLD, ONT. — The historically significant Battle of Beaverdams Park is receiving funding for renovations through the Investing in Canada Plan.

The park and monuments pay homage to those involved in the decisive Battle of Beaverdams, which occurred on June 24, 1813, a pivotal encounter during the War of 1812.

The project, which will improve accessibility to the park, involves the construction of a new entranceway with new lighting, asphalt walking trails, an accessible playground and washroom amenities as well as upgrading the band shell by adding amphitheatre-style seating and drainage and landscaping improvements, a release indicates. A central plaza will be created to house historical artifacts currently in the park.

The Government of Canada is investing $267,366 through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream; the Government of Ontario is providing $222,783; and the City of Thorold is contributing $178,266.

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