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Town of Ladysmith beginning upgrades at Forrest Field

$700,000 project expected to be finished this summer
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The Forrest Field is undergoing upgrades until August to incorporate new amenities that were in the original plan for the field. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

The Town of Ladysmith is excited about upgrades coming to Forrest Field, the first phase of the Lot 108 plan for the area.

Stone Pacific, the contractors, will install a practice pitch, a new scoreboard, outdoor fitness equipment, an accessible walkway expansion and parking improvements on 4th Avenue next to the pitch. A news release from the town noted that some of the $680,000 cost will come from development cost charges and provincial and federal COVID re-start grant money.

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The Ladysmith Lions Club, Rotary Club of Ladysmith, Ladysmith Kinsmen Club, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Mid-Isle Soccer formed the Lot 108 Stakeholder Group, which will facilitate the completion of the accessible walkway.

According to the plan, most amenities that were originally planned for the park had not been developed and the “needs and aspirations of the community have changed since the original plan.”

A section of the field perimeter walking path will be cordoned off to install the new practice pitch and the town asks the public to avoid the designated work areas during the construction period.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of this summer.

Those with questions about the project can e-mail prc@ladysmith.ca or call 250-245-6464.


bailey.seymour@nanaimobulletin.com

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