Corbeil Park in East Ferris will be getting a makeover. 

The federal and provincial governments, along with the Municipality of East Ferris are investing more than $1.4 million combined to rehabilitate Corbeil Park. 

The project will include updating the soccer field and tennis courts, lighting for the park’s outdoor rink plus the installation of accessible playground equipment.

$581,000 is being invested from the federal government, $484,000 is coming from the provincial government while the municipality is contributing $387,000. 

Pauline Rochefort, mayor of East Ferris, says the park project is part of the municipality’s strategy to improve the area. 

“Recreation and the ability to connect with neighbours is at the heart of why so many residents choose to live in East Ferris, and this funding will help to ensure larger, safer and more accessible recreational community amenities,” she said during Friday’s virtual announcement. 

Rochefort says she has been advocating the higher levels of government for the park funding for the better part of three years. 

“The project renovations will enable East Ferris greater recreational opportunities by providing a larger, safer, and more accessible outdoor space for all to enjoy,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “Supporting cultural and recreational infrastructure projects like this help to make our communities stronger and more inclusive.”

2021 also marks the 100th anniversary for the municipality. Rochefort says the park project is included in its vision to invest in critical amenities for the future. 

Rochefort expects the project to begin this year and take another couple of years to complete.