Nearly every site in the municipally owned park was damaged, according to the town. Spotlight file photo

Nearly every site in the municipally owned park was damaged, according to the town. Spotlight file photo

Princeton RV park set to open May 1 with $405,000 in improvements and repairs

‘We’ve got picnic tables in the trees still’

The Town of Princeton is investing $405,000 in the municipally owned and operated RV park on Highway 3.

Three projects are planned, and it’s expected the park will open on schedule May 1, according to Gary Schatz, director of economic development and tourism.

At a recent meeting council approved a deposit towards the $275,000 construction of new washrooms. The contract was awarded to Sitka Log Homes Inc., the firm responsible for the renovations at the Visitors Centre.

The washroom construction is funded through grants.

Insurance, following the November 2021 flood, will pay for park clean up.

Schatz told council that the flood affected nearly every site in the campground.

“We’ve got picnic tables in the trees still,” said. “We’ve got sand and in some areas a foot plus of silt.”

The $42,000 contract was awarded to MacDonald Brothers Ltd.

A report to council states: “This is a single source quote as several requests were made and contractors were too busy working on other projects to devote the time needed to begin the repair work within a timely manner.”

Asphalt in the park will also be replaced.

“The entire lane way there was damaged from the flooding event. It’s all chipped and cracked and a lot of it needs resurfacing.”

That will cost $88,600, paid through insurance, and the contract was awarded to Peter Bros Paving.

Related:

Princeton’s town-owned RV park caught ‘campfire’ in 2020

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