Island Lakes to see upgrades, improvements
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This article was published 14/04/2021 (776 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Island Lakes residents will soon be celebrating the completion of two exciting projects in 2021.
The projects are:
• Waterfront Park play structure – This summer, the City of Winnipeg will rehabilitate and replace the aging play structure at Waterfront Park in Island Lakes (off Waterfront Road).
The current play structure was built in 1993. It is in poor condition and does not meet current CSA standards.The existing granular pathway and site furnishings are in poor condition and do not meet current City of Winnipeg standards.
The redevelopment of Waterfront Park will include the removal of existing play equipment, swing sets, and site furnishings. The refurbishment will also include the installation of new playground equipment, swing sets, engineered wood-fibre safety surfacing, seating areas, site furnishings, granular pathway, a vehicular access maintenance gate and soil and sod repair.
This project is being paid for with $108,000 from the St. Boniface ward parks and recreation enhancement program, and $26,000 from the St. Boniface ward land dedication reserve.
• Seigneurie to Sage Creek Path – This year will also see the completion of a long-awaited accessible pathway link to Sage Creek from Boulevard de la Seigneurie.
Residents walking to Sage Creek from Island Lakes right now (particularly into the commercial area), mostly pass through a dirt desire trail through Seigneurie Park, before being deposited into a highway ditch to connect with the lighted pedestrian crossing at Sage Creek Boulevard and Lagimodiere Boulevard.
This year, funding has been assembled from two sources to construct a pathway and proper culvert crossing to link with the intersection to finally formalize this connection over the Highway 59 berm.
Two-thirds of the funding is coming from the St. Boniface ward land dedication Reserve which I assigned to this project two years ago. Another $10,000 is coming from the St. Boniface ward parks and recreation enhancement program, and $40,000 is coming from the provincial Building Sustainable Communities grant program with th e support of Lagimodiere MLA Andrew Smith.
When this is complete, Island Lakes residents will have a safe, convenient, and pleasant crossing to shop in the commercial core of Sage Creek.
Thank you to the Island Lakes Residents Group, which was a critical partner in both of these projects, especially the Seigneurie pathway connection, by facilitating the grant application. Both these investments will contribute to a happier, healthier neighbourhood with convenient amenities in easy walking distance for years to come.
St. Boniface ward report
Matt Allard is the city councillor for St. Boniface.