Ladysmith spray park will get a facelift

A contract has been awarded to re-surface the spray park at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith.

Recycled scrap tires will help make the Transfer Beach spray park safer.

A contract has been awarded for the re-surfacing of the spray park, and work can now move forward.

Ladysmith council voted Oct. 2 to award the contract to Marathon Surfaces in the amount of $26,584.62, including taxes.

The Town of Ladysmith issued a Request for Proposals for the re-surfacing on Aug. 27, and one submission was received.

“The proposal is within budget and from a reputable company,” Sandy Bowden, the town’s director of corporate services, wrote in her report.

The re-surfacing of the spray park was identified in the town’s 2012 capital budget, and $27,141 was budgeted for the project.

“The re-surfacing of the spray park is required to enhance the safety of the spray park, which will reduce slips and falls,” wrote Bowden.

Bowden says the town is hoping the project will begin in the next few weeks, and she isn’t sure how long it will take.

The project consists of re-surfacing the spray park area, which is approximately 3,000 square feet, with a recycled rubber coating using three colours to match the existing colour scheme.

The total budget for this project is approximately $27,000, and the town received a grant through Tire Stewardship BC to partially fund the re-surfacing.

All material used for the re-surfacing of the spray park must meet the grant requirements and must be manufactured by processors and/or manufacturers located in B.C. and be made from scrap tires generated within the province.