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Upper Clements Park gets funding boost from province

The popular park in Annapolis Royal will get $300,000 for upgrades to main attractions like the flume and roller coaster.

Riders are soaked as they ride the flume at Upper Clements Park.

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Riders are soaked as they ride the flume at Upper Clements Park.

The aging Upper Clements Park will be getting an upgrade worth $300,000.

Premier Stephen McNeil announced the province’s investment on Monday to help improve the theme park.

The park is a place where visitors and Nova Scotians come to have fun and experience the beauty of Annapolis Valley, said McNeil in a release.

“Investing in projects like this helps build and maintain strong communities," he said.

The park, which has been operating for 30 years, features many attractions including water facilities, rides and pathways.

The funding will improve the main attractions of the park including the carousel, roller coaster and flume ride.

Funding will also go towards park infrastructure, like new metal roofing and removing old enclosures from the former wildlife park.

"Improving Upper Clements Park will help it continue to attract thousands of visitors to Annapolis County every year and offer employment opportunities for people in the community," said David Brown, chair of the Upper Clements Park Society in the release.

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