Greenspace improvements this summer


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This article was published 25/06/2021 (707 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

I have been speaking to many residents during my time as your representative and know how important green space is, so work has been planned, and in some cases started, to improve our many parks and green spaces in the communities of Charleswood–Tuxedo–Westwood.

You will notice new pickleball courts, playground upgrades, tree planting and new signage in many areas of our ward.

The following projects are planned for this spring and summer to provide some improvements to a park or green space near you:

Supplied photo Upgrades and improvements are being made to several public gathering spaces, parks and playgrounds in the Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood ward this summer.

• Kirkfield Westwood tennis court – The tennis court will be converted into two pickleball courts including asphalt and plexi-pave, new fencing, nets and a backless bench.

•  Charleswood Dog Park path – A new path has been planned to connect the off-leash park with the existing parking lot on Oakdale Drive. There will also be new fencing to separate ball players/ spectators from dog park users, as well as a new baseball backstop.

• Lockhart McDowell buffer tree planting – Twenty trees have been planted in the buffer space between residential properties and Roblin Blvd.

• McBey Playground – A new play structure, swing set, safety surfacing, timber edging, granular path, bench and park sign are planned. The project will start at the beginning of July and last for approx. four weeks

• Reynolds Park – You may have noticed a  new play structure, swing-set, safety surfacing, timber edging, sand box, bench, picnic table, waste receptacle, and granular path and chain link fence that were installed last year. As well, a new baffle gate is expected to be completed shortly.

• Park sign replacements -Fifteen new park signs will be installed throughout the ward. They are expected to be completed by the end of June.

• Harte Trail – New bulletin boards will replace the existing signage along the trail in the next few weeks.

• The Oaks gathering space – Construction is complete on a new space for The Oaks. It includes a timber bridge, and a naturalized play area. Oak and aspen trees, shrubs and prairie grasses will also be planted in the space.

• Evesham Key – Look for new safety surfacing, timber edging, a new sandbox and other improvement that Park staff will be completing over the next few months.

•  Beaver Dam Parks upgrades – New safety surfacing, an accessible entry into play area, as well as a new sandbox, bench, park sign and waste receptacle, trees will be completed over the next few months. A local resident has also offered to donate a tree to the project.

I hope that you find time this summer to enjoy some of these improvements in our community. If you feel there is green space in our community that could use some special attention, please contact me (204-986-5232) and let’s work together at making it better.

Kevin Klein

Kevin Klein
Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood ward report

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

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