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Upgrade to washrooms at Hannam Park

By Randy Thoms Apr 4, 2024 | 5:49 PM

More improvements are coming to Hannam Park in Rainy River.

The town has received a Northern Ontario Heritage Fund grant of $180,000 to renovate the park’s washrooms.

Greg Rickford, the Minister of Northern Development and Chair of the NOHFC, was in Rainy River to make the announcement.

The funding allows the washrooms to be winterized, allowing them to be used year-round.

“Our targeted investment in the Town of Rainy River means community members and visitors can count on having access to an accessible washroom at Hannam Park all year round, which contributes to enhanced opportunities for economic growth in the region,” says Rickford.

“The park, located on the Rainy River, is used extensively year-round for many community events and activities. This funding will make the venue better for all, no matter the season,” says Deborah Ewald, Mayor of the Town of Rainy River.

The restrooms support other amenities at the park which include an eight-site campground, a playground, a wading pool, a boat launch, an outdoor stage and a seasonal canteen.

It is the latest in improvements at the park.

The town received funding two years ago to refurbish the campground.

The town used $63,000 from NOHFC to install sanitary sewer services, upgrade the power supply of each campsite, and modernize the shower and washroom facility.