The City of Delta is hoping to get senior government funding to help pay for a multi-million dollar project that would see the construction of a new Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Green and Clubhouse.
The city is making a grant application of $3.75 million to the Canada Infrastructure Program - Community, Culture and Recreation.
The city has already committed $1 million towards the project.
Earlier this year, the federal and provincial governments committed up to $100.6 million for a second intake of the program to support cost sharing of infrastructure projects in communities across the province. The intake is designed to target projects starting in 2021 or 2022.
The grant program provides up to 73.3 percent of total project costs from senior levels of government.
The Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club currently has a clubhouse at KinVillage in an area called North Court, but it will be eventually redeveloped.
Council this year received a report on an alternate location for the lawn bowling green and clubhouse and approved in principle relocating the facility to the northeast corner of Winskill Park, also adding a parking lot and providing a replacement soccer field.
In March, staff met with representatives of the various sports organizations and, according to a report to council, all organizations and stakeholders are supportive of the proposed plan.
The new location provides better access, increases parking and provides for a replacement soccer field where the bowling green currently exists, the report notes, adding the project will maximize the use of the entire northwest corner of the park.