The federal government is giving the Glenora Community league more than $70,000 to improve their neighbourhood park under a job-creating investment from Canada's Economic Action Plan.

The community will get $73,777 to improve the Glenora Park, by replacing the existing playground equipment and replacing the wading pool with a spray park.

The announcement was made Saturday by MP Laurie Hawn who says the investment provides targeted stimulus to the local economy.

"This critical investment will help put Canadians to work, encourage greater participation in physical activity and use of recreational facilities," said Hawn in a news release.

The Glenora Community League says the park is a focal point in the community and that the money will go a long way.

The funding comes from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program, also known as RInC, a part of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

Over the next two years RInC will invest $500 million in recreational facilities across Canada.