Centennial families gathered with resident Gord Dong, relatives, friends, Mayor Brian Bowman, Point Douglas Coun. Vivian Santos, and Mike Pagtakhan to celebrate the official opening of the Gord Dong Park on July 27. The park, located at 348 Pacific Ave., was under renovation since October 2017.
The park now includes a community oven, upgraded community gardens with accessible planters, upgraded water services, two fire rings with boulder seating, new picnic tables, fruit trees and an asphalt pathway that connects the north entrance off Pacific Avenue to the south side off Ross Avenue, together with new light standards throughout the park. Also, there is a unique steel dedication plaque installed at the main steel and timber entryway located at the northeast corner of the park, providing a brief biography of Gord Dong.
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