TAYLOR, B.C. – Taylor Council was updated on the Peace Island Park Pavilion, a joint project between the Peace Country River Rats Jet Boat Club and the Fort St. John Petroleum Association.
Before presenting council with their concept on a playground, River Rats President Jason Palfy presented Mayor Rob Fraser with a thank you plaque for the District’s support of the Taylor Flats 200 Jet Boat races.
Following that, members of the River Rats told councillors that construction of the Pavilion is nearly complete, while fundraising for an inclusive playground next to the pavilion continues. They added they have roughly $20,000 in the bank so far.
Council declined to provide funding for the project at this point, but are willing to assist in the finalizing of the park’s concepts by getting any grants that could be available for the project.
“We would like to see a park in conjunction with the pavilion,” added Mayor Rob Fraser. “Their concept is not robust enough at this stage. It’s their project and I think they went away with what they need to do to further flush out their proposal.”
The River Rats will be hosting a dinner and dance on Mother’s Day to continue fundraising efforts for the playground.