Council for the Village of St. Pierre is looking at making some significant changes to their park.
Councillor Raymond Maynard says their latest addition to the park was their new splash pad which opened this summer. He notes they recently received a small grant and he explains what it will go towards.
"The amount was $2,500 and what we're going to use it for is to add some permanent benches around the splash pad for people when they come and use it. It's just basically a place so that people can get together and start communicating. We're trying to get the community to try and communicate together and try to build relationships and try to get the park used and build a community meeting place."
Maynard notes on any given warm day there were tons of kids and families using the splash pad even as early as 9 am when it opened. He says some of the facilities in their park are dated and it's time for an upgrade.
"In the park, in general, there's also right now a canteen and picnic area which we would probably like to change up and make something bigger and better. You see all these outdoor wedding venues so possibly make it into a dual use and maybe build a wedding venue there at the same time."
Maynard adds they also plan on building a gazebo in the park so people have a nice shaded area to sit and have picnics. He says council's long-term goal would be for the park to be used year round.