Community Health

Funding level: $50,000 to $100,000


As a legacy project to mark the municipality's 200th anniversary, this project renovates the playground area at Beckwith Park by providing 8,998 sq ft2 of rural-themed, accessible play structure for all ages, and adding a splash pad with many water functions.

Beckwith Township is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Lanark County, attracting an influx of young families. Beckwith Park, as the hub of the community, and the only public playground in the municipality was filled with approximately 45,000 people this year who participated in organized sports.

When used to capacity on evenings and weekends, the existing playground is too small to accommodate all the children who want to play, and there is no seating for parents while they supervise. As well, our residents, participants of day camps, and the Beckwith Child Care Centre must travel to neighbouring towns to enjoy unstructured beach or pool activities. The splash pad initiative will reduce the risk of taking campers to other locations, eliminate bussing costs of $3,932, and remove any financial barriers for families.

A revitalized, accessible play area at Beckwith Park will increase its appeal as a one-stop location for families to enjoy structured and unstructured physical activities together, and build community as newcomers can meet while supervising their children.

Focussing on children under 12, this project will impact approximately 3,600 people (children and their families) in the community. The playground area will also be used by children from neighbouring communities who attend the park for organized sports, as well as the local public school students, local day care, and the approximately 150 children who attend the day / sports camp each day during the summer.

Broker supported

Beckwith Community Splash Pad Fundraising Committee (Twp of Beckwith)

Location: Beckwith Park, 1319 9th Line Beckwith