Timmins-based Secord Construction has been awarded a contract for the supply and installation of a new multi-court concrete pad at Roy Nicholson Park.
The company’s bid ($194,194, plus HST) — the lowest of four received during the tender process — was approved during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
“This is a new facility that was approved in the 2020 capital budget,” said Mark Jensen, the city’s director of Community & Development Services.
“This proposed pad would actually encourage activities all year round.
“As councillors are aware, it is a very popular park for skating and hockey, obviously in the winter.
“What we are trying to do is leverage the success of the park and create a pad we can continue to use for hockey.”
He pointed out some of the summer uses for the pad could include pickleball and basketball.
In addition to expanding the number of sports that could make use of the facility, the director of Community & Development Services noted some efficiencies would be created.