May 16, 2022

Ladysmith receives funding to resurface Transfer Beach Spray Park

The Town of Ladysmith is receiving a $20,700 grant through the Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) Community Grant Program to resurface the Transfer Beach Spray Park, allowing for the continued enjoyment of this popular waterfront amenity during the summer season.  

In keeping with the Town’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, we are completing this improvement project using recycled tire rubber sourced from a local supplier. Find our more about this process here

In addition to its environmental benefits, recycled rubber is a durable product requiring little maintenance and it will be aesthetically pleasing for park users. The replacement material also features a non-slip surface, helping to reduce the potential for falls. 

The existing surface area is being removed this week before the over 6,000 lbs of rubber is poured in its place.  

The Town anticipates the spray park, pending delays, can open for the season on schedule for the May long weekend. The spray park is open during the season from 10:00am to 9:00pm.

Council previously directed that $50,000 be budgeted from reserves for the spray park project and that the Town submit the grant application to the TSBC.  As a result of this grant, funds can now be redirected towards other projects which improve the opportunities in Ladysmith. 

Additionally, the contractor for the Transfer Beach Park Improvement Project continues to make steady progress.  The work is being completed through a Provincial grant and includes an extensive renovation to the public washroom, upgrades to the Kinsmen and Sportsmen shelters, a protective shelter for the Salish Wind canoe and an accessible walkway. 

The Town looks forward to the reopening of the public washroom facility in the coming weeks.