Canstar Community News - ONLINE EDITION

Playground cash announced for Clara Hughes Recreation Park

  • Print

Two levels of government have pitched in to help out the Clara Hughes Recreation Park.

MP Lawrence Toet (Elmwood-Transcona) made the announcement of a $58,500 Community Improvement Infrastructure Fund grant, on behalf of Minister of State for Western Economic Development Lynne Yelich, at Bronx Park Community Centre on Jan. 8. The money will go to a play structure, benches and other landscaping at the former Kelvin Community Centre site, which operates as a satellite of Bronx Park.

In addition, the City of Winnipeg announced it was putting forth $72,279 toward the playground project.

Coun. Thomas Steen (Elmwood-East Kildonan) said the city was happy to find the extra cash to get the project to where it needed to be.

"We knew we had to get to this level to finish the work," said Steen. "The architectural drawings we’ve received from Scatliff (Murray Miller) are fantastic. We’ve sent them to Clara and she loves them."

Toet, meanwhile, said the relationship between the civic and federal governments had been encouraging throughout the process.

"The best thing that’s happening is the collaborative effort," said Toet. "We’re all serving the same community, and if we work co-operatively, we’ll get a lot more accomplished.

"It’s a great step in the right direction. It’s a lot better than the empty space we had there a couple years back."

The City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba had already announced $700,000 for the project back in October. The money will go toward a new skateboard park, hockey/basketball skills area, and entry plaza.

Work on these projects is already underway. Steen said these are part of the first phase of redeveloping the site, and hopes more can be done.

dan.falloon@canstarnews.com

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

This Just In Twitter bird

Readers‘ Choice Awards

Best Of Winnipeg Readers Survey

Make your choice in the Canstar Community News‘ Best of Winnipeg Readers‘ Choice Awards

Vote Now

Poll

Do you think cameras should be allowed in Manitoba courtrooms?

View Results

View Related Story