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A commitment I made during the civic election campaign two years ago was to ensure we allocated ward allowances to improve and enhance our community parks.

I’m very proud that with the help of residents and our team at the City of Winnipeg Parks, we have completed several park upgrades in 2020 and have allocated over $250,000 through various project grants and programs.

Park upgrades completed this summer include:

Supplied photo Bedson Park inWestwood received over $100,000 of new playground equipment this year, with more coming in 2021.

• Bannatyne Grove, which received a new basketball hoop centred on the pad and had lines painted;

• Ridgewood West Park, which saw some beautiful landscaping upgrades this summer when we supported a local parents’ group through a grant;

• Bedson Park, which received over $100,000 of new playground equipment (next year we’ll be adding additional play equipment for five- to 12-year-olds).

One area resident visited various parks and recreational spaces in our community, took photos, and provided me a detailed list of minor repairs needed. We were able to use our ward budget to address these items. Some of the projects are done while others are scheduled for completion this fall.

Parks needing new or repaired signs include Parc Morrissette, Dellwood Green, Parc Branconnier, Peri Green, and Charleswood Place.

Fraser Meadow also needs a new park sign. The only one is a damaged, metal directional sign at Municipal Road and Rannock Avenue.

Other parks requiring signage are Charleswood Memorial Park, Beauchemin Park, Lockhart-McDowell Garden, Gladys Bunn Park, Paulson Park, and Bramble Park.

The resident helped identify the need for new gravel at the entrance of Beauchemin Park and a new basketball hoop for Bannatyne Grove.

We also focused on our community in 2019 by allocating funds to the Scotswood-Glenbush Park Playground, Tom Brown Park, and Edward Shindleman Park.

I was also incredibly proud to work with residents in The Oaks to plant several new trees along the fence line facing the Perimeter Highway.

These are the most rewarding projects for me as an elected official — working with residents to see their desires for our community become a reality. These are your tax dollars, which should be allocated to enhancing the quality of life in your community.

Together we achieve these projects. I was not elected to impose the will of one on you. I was elected to work on your behalf, and I’m proud to do that.

Kevin Klein

Kevin Klein
Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood ward report

Kevin Klein is the city councillor for Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood.

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