Trenton Park upgrades to entice residents, visitors to enjoy outdoor hot spots 

Government of Canada helps the Town of Trenton revitalize cultural and recreational greenspaces.

May 17, 2023 · Trenton, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

As Canada moves toward a greener future, communities that rely on coal to fuel their economies are building up other sectors to continue growing and create local employment. For many, the tourism sector is already a key economic driver, and it is important that communities are resourced and ready to create offerings that highlight local strengths and assets.

That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Town of Trenton in its efforts to improve Trenton Park, providing a better visitor experience and diversifying its economy.

Federal government supports rejuvenation of outdoor amenities

Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, announced a non-repayable contribution of $114,000 through the Canada Coal Transition Initiative – Infrastructure Fund (CCTI) to the Town of Trenton to increase its hosting capacity and generate additional tourism revenue. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

As the largest greenspace in Pictou County at just over 560 acres, Trenton Park is used for many outdoor activities that take advantage of its amphitheater, pond and trails. The support announced today will help replace the roof and complete repairs at the amphitheater to prepare it to host additional events. The existing wharf at the pond will also be renovated to create a new, fully accessible floating wharf that can be enjoyed by people of all abilities. Lastly, an 870-metre section of trail will be refurbished with improved drainage, a compacted gravel base and barriers to ATV access, making it safer and more accessible. Together, these improvements will help the town attract more residents and visitors to Trenton Park, generating revenue while showcasing the region’s natural beauty.

Investments like this further demonstrate the Government of Canada’s commitment to helping communities move away from coal reliance, diversify their economies and prepare for a cleaner future.

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