The city has set aside $600,000 for the creation of new spray parks, beginning in 2021.                                File photo

The city has set aside $600,000 for the creation of new spray parks, beginning in 2021. File photo

Park upgrades – and timeline for Abby Grind relocation – revealed in city’s draft budget

Money for new spray parks and other improvements included in Abbotsford five-year financial plan

From new paths and park improvements to transit exchange upgrades and a new Abby Grind location, the city’s provisional budget gives an important glimpse at a wide range of the municipality’s priorities for the coming years.

That draft budget – which has yet to be finalized and approved by council – was released earlier this month. The News has already written multiple stories stemming from discussions over the budget, but here are some transportation items that may have gone under the radar, but may affect day-to-day life for thousands of Abbotsford residents:


• Dawson to Farina multi-use path: $1 million

• Clearbrook neighbourhood plan: $150,000

• McCallum neighbourhood plan: $200,000

• Maclure Road cedar hedge replacement study: $50,000


• Trail development and planning: $500,000

• Park Planning and design: $500,000


• Public art policy review: $40,000

• Mill Lake Park master plan: $125,000


• Little Free Libraries expansion: $8,000

• Support for people with disabilities: $400,000


• Downtown playgrounds: $300,000

• Additional spray parks: $600,000

• Mill Lake Park development: $1 million

• Park features: $150,000


• Community Park – McMillan, Auguston: $500,000

• Sports field strategy: $100,000


• Clayburn Village Park development: $1 million


•New Abby Grind location: $100,000

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• City wide park development: $3 million

• Sports field development: $2 million


• Neighbourhood park acquisition: $4.3 million

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