Mountain View County Council has approved funding of up to $1 Million based on community donations received toward the construction of Rotary Athletic Park of Olds.
The Town of Olds has to date received community donations totalling $924,500 to support the development of the recreation site. Mountain View County will be matching all funds raised by December 31, 2019 – to a maximum of $1 Million.
The Rotary Athletic Park of Olds is located in the northwest corner of Olds, and will feature four soccer fields, four baseball diamonds, 10 horseshoe pits, on-site washroom facilities and a future field house and playground.
Mountain View County and the Town of Olds have been working together on an Inter-Municipal Collaboration agreement that has been developed to provide quality of life for both town and county ratepayers. This cooperative effort ensures growth management, planning, programs and services, and facilities are efficiently and economically delivered.
“This announcement is an indication of the positive relationship we have nurtured between our two municipalities” says Town of Olds Mayor Michael Muzychka.
“We are proud of the partnership between our two municipalities and how an effective partnership based on mutual trust and respect improves the quality of life for the residents of our entire community,” says Mountain View County Reeve Bruce Beattie.
Matching funds from Mountain View County come from the County’s newly created Recreational Capital Fund and these funds will go toward capital investments of infrastructure to build regional recreational facilities in the entire Mountain View County region. Through this fund, County Council has the discretion to provide capital funding to projects within any of the five partner urban municipalities.
Rotary Athletic Park of Olds will be a drawing card for soccer and baseball players of many different ages. This complex of fields will provide players with the ability to participate in recreational, development and competitive sports at home in Olds and Mountain View County area.
- Mountain View County, Town of Olds joint information release