The Bowring Park Foundation and the City of St. John's announced on Wednesday a joint investment of $3.5 million to upgrade the park's pool house and change rooms.

The announcement was part of a ceremony to commemorate Bowring Park‚Äč's 100th anniversary.

The city will invest $2.5 million, while the foundation plans to raise $1 million.

A Bowring Park Foundation representative said the upgrade to the swimming facilities is one of the major projects that's identified in the park's master plan.