Outdoor public spaces help make the Columbia Basin welcoming and vibrant. This summer eleven communities will be creating or reinvigorating these spaces. When physical distancing measures are lifted, these spaces will be even more beneficial to the people who live here and visit. The projects are receiving nearly $2.5 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants.
“From downtown cores to parks, outdoor public spaces paint a picture of what’s at the heart of Basin communities: caring, diverse people who feel pride in their local places,” said Johnny Strilaeff, President and CEO. “These projects will help support the economic well-being of communities and these locations will be improved for the long term and for future gatherings.”
A Park Adds Amenities
A Rink for All Seasons
Shelter at a Widely Used Playground
View all the projects here.
The Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants provide municipalities, regional districts and First Nations communities with up to $500,000 to create, restore or enhance outdoor multi-use spaces, and up to $10,000 for planning and design for First Nations communities and communities with populations under 5,000. Learn more at ourtrust.org/CORgrants.
For 25 years, Columbia Basin Trust has been supporting the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about how the Trust is supporting people and communities with the impacts of COVID-19, visit ourtrust.org/covid19 or call 1.800.505.8998.