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Plenty of parks projects for St. Charles

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Though looking out a window makes it hard to believe, spring is fast approaching and with it the start of Winnipeg’s other season… construction.

For St. Charles Ward, 2014 is shaping up to be a very busy year for street, park and playground construction and renovation.  

This year will see the completion of work on rebuilding Fairlane Avenue. When St. Charles was first built, no one expected Fairlane would become the feeder street it has most definitely become. I am very happy to say that with the completion of repairs, and with continued maintenance, Fairlane has become, and will remain, one of the smoothest streets in all of Winnipeg.  

Continuing on with street repairs, portions of Valley View, Stillwell, Sansome and Allard are all currently scheduled to have their surfaces replaced with new asphalt in 2014. Though not as extensive a repair as that being performed on Fairlane, the new asphalt will greatly assist in reducing the number of pothole complaints the city receives on a regular basis from persons using these streets.

A great deal of work has been done over the past number of years to upgrade and improve the parks in St. Charles Ward.  Close to a dozen parks, of all sizes and shapes, have had their amenities replaced and infrastructure improved since 2007.  For 2014, the city is hoping to complete six parks projects.  

The biggest parks project by far involves the renovation of Pat Phillips Park. Surrounded on all sides by condominiums, the park is being redesigned to include a new, all weather, active living walking pathway.  Improvements to existing amenities are also on the list of improvements scheduled for this location.  

Another major parks project scheduled for 2014 is the complete reconstruction of the aged wooden play structure at Heritage Victoria Community Club. The existing structure, though having served the community well for many years, is definitely in need of replacement.

The decommissioning of the old Muriel-Sage wading pool continues.  A new play structure, built into the concrete bowl that was the wading pool, will be opened for use this summer. Work will also be finished on some upgrades to Goodridge Park.  Both Muriel and Stewart-Livinia will undergo some well-deserved maintenance and upgrades which will leave them looking as good as they did when they first opened in the last 1960s.

With that I leave you all the very best and hope the above provides you all with at least a few more items to look forward to when the snow disappears.

As always, if you have any questions related to civic matters, or need to have your battery box picked up, please contact me by phone (204-986-5920) or email (gnordman@winnipeg.ca) at your convenience.

Here’s to an early spring.

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