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Town of Claresholm receives federal support for re-development of Amundsen Park

Posted on 5 April 2022 by Ryan Dahlman


The Town of Claresholm is pleased to announce that it will be completing re-development of Amundsen Park in 2022 to develop a large outdoor event space – thanks in part to an investment of $377,250 from the Government of Canada. 

“Through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, we are able to revitalize Amundsen Park in hopes to inspire participation, development and sustainability for a strong community. We have an obligation to give something back to our community that will allow our citizens a place to come together and celebrate their own version of what Claresholm means to them,” said Chelsae Petrovic, Mayor Town of Claresholm in a prepared statement. 

The re-development will allow the Town to continue to use Amundsen Park as the heart of Claresholm by adding space and improving functionality by: 

• Creating a vibrant, raised, public outdoor plaza and pavilion. 

• Expanding event hosting capacity for farmers’ markets, long table feasts, and other community events. 

The outdoor pavilion will also create shade and an accessible gathering space for community members. 

The park re-development will allow the Town of Claresholm to hold year-round events, which will generate revenue and support local businesses by: 

• Creating a beautiful outdoor, accessible space to gather and promote tourism. 

• Beautifying the area.
• Directing event traffic to flow into the downtown core.
• Encouraging joint effort with downtown businesses during events.
• Expanding the space to accommodate larger events. 

Federal funding for this initiative is provided through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, administered in Alberta by PrairiesCan. 

“Through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, our government is enabling communities to reinvent outdoor spaces and create accessible green infrastructure. Today’s investment to complete the redevelopment of Amundsen Park will help the Town of Claresholm to support community events and activities that are vital for generating economic growth and maintaining a high quality of life for residents, noted the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan.

“Parks and outdoor gathering spaces are at the heart of communities across Alberta, bringing people together, supporting local producers and businesses, as well as offering memorable tourist experiences. Today’s investment supports the creation of a vibrant and sustainable space for residents and visitors to gather for future community events and activities for years to come,: added Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance.

The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) helps communities rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund assists non-profit organizations, municipalities, community groups, and Indigenous communities across Canada to build and improve community 

infrastructure projects. 

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