Anthony Rota
Hon. Anthony Rota
Member of Parliament for Nipissing—Timiskaming
Cobalt’s Historic Mining Camp Family Park upgraded and modernized with FedNor Funding
May 11, 2022

As our economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, the Government of Canada is stepping up efforts to help Northern Ontario municipalities, First Nation communities and organizations not only survive, but strengthen and build for a sustainable future.


During a virtual event on Wednesday morning, The Honourable Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming revealed the details of a $93,000 investment for the Town of Cobalt to upgrade its Historic Mining Camp Family Park.


Building up community infrastructure is vital to the long-term success of Nipissing-Timiskaming,” says Rota.


Supporting our parks and greenspaces will help us on our road to economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Now is the time to invest in the shared public spaces that will safely bring people together and help communities grow and thrive well into the future.”


The investment will enable the Town of Cobalt to upgrade lighting to LED and install additional lighting around trails. There will be upgrades to the mini-putt course, the ball field, the tennis court and more. The town will also install barbecues, new bleachers, passive and active recreational components and develop fully accessible trails.


George Othmer, Mayor for The Town of Cobalt says, “I want to thank everybody involved for providing us the opportunity to complete this project. We look forward to the completion of this project and providing the community with a great location to spend time with friends and family.”


Steve Dalley, Manager for The Town of Cobalt says, “As we move forward from COVID-19, the Teck Park Project will serve as a way to bring people together. The redevelopment and energizing of our outdoor municipal park will offer something for everyone, both young and old. I would like to thank FEDNOR, Anthony Rota’s Office and staff, as well as the Town of Cobalt Council and staff for making this project a reality.”


This funding from FedNor is generated through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF).

Rota says, “These investments are helping to build community infrastructure, revitalize existing assets, and stimulate the economy, while bringing people back to public spaces safely as health measures ease.”



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