Revelstoke Kovach Park skatepark, RCA trailbuilding and Selkirk Saddle Club get CBT infrastructure grants

Revelstoke Kovach Park skatepark, Revelstoke Cycling Association trail building and Selkirk Saddle Club are beneficiaries of the first wave of funding for the new Columbia Basin Trust recreation infrastructure grants program.

The proposed redevelopment design of the skateboard park at Kovach Park. Photo: Columbia Valley Skateboard Association/New Line Skateparks

Three Revelstoke recreation infrastructure projects have received funding under the Columbia Basin Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants program.

The Columbia Valley Skateboard Association’s Kovach Park Skatepark project got $150,000 towards their plans to replace the existing skatepark with a new one.

The Revelstoke Cycling Association got $123,250 to renovate the Frisby Ridge alpine trail and construct two new trails.

The Selkirk Saddle Club got $5,160 to upgrade their existing outdoor riding area.

The Columbia Basin Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants supported 42 projects around the region with $3.5 million in support.

The CBT announced the $9-million, three-year program in January 2016. It provides financial support to help communities and groups build new recreation infrastructure or upgrade existing recreation infrastructure.

“We’re pleased to provide grants to such a wide range of projects that will help people stay fit and enjoy where we live,” said Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust President and Chief Executive Officer. “Supporting residents to lead active, healthy lifestyles is one of our strategic priorities, and developing the amenities that help them do so is an important step.”

The grant program has three different intakes. This wave was the first. The granting program’s next intake is now open. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 11, 2016. Learn more and download the guidelines at

Here is a list of all the projects funded across the Columbia Basin (PDF): CBT Recreation Infrastructure Grants May 2016

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