Sunday, September 5, 2010

A look at the NEW Central Park !

I am very happy to move this project from "In Process" to "Completed" !
Below you will find my original post from July 2009 and construction updates through to the Sept 2010 re-opening.Project: Central Park Rejuvenation
Address: 410 Cumberland (Map)
News Release:
Status: Completed August 2010
Cost: $5.6m

Source: Free Press

In June 2008 the three levels of government announced a $5.6m rejuvenation of Central Park, ($1m of that donated by local businessman Gerry Gray). The work includes restoration of the Waddell Fountain, an artificial turf soccer pitch, toboggan slide and a large water spray park.

- Map of Central Park and Area
A History of Central Park Winnipeg Downtown Places
- Central Park CBC Radio Urban Myths
Central Park Update Dumplings (Jun 19, 08)
- Project Press Release WED (Jun 20, 08)
- Central Park to get a Facelift CTV (Jun 20, 08)
- Gerry Gray: Central Park Hero Dumplings (Jun 22, 08)
- Public asked for input Central Park CBC (Apr 29, 09)
- Inner City Renaissance WFP (May 1, 09)
- Look Who's Home Dumplings (Jul 1, 09)

August 7, 2009 Update:

Central Park's multi-million dollar renovation is coming along nicely.

The Waddell Fountain was returned earlier in the summer, the grass and well-worn furniture is long gone. The crushed stone you see in the photos is the base for the soccer pitch. It will be artificial turf so that it can be used right up until the snow flies and the stones are required for proper drainage.

The rain has caused some setbacks but generally the project is on track. (For more photos)

Looking South:Along Qu'Apelle Av:
Along Edmonton St:Looking Toward Cumberland and Carlton
Central Park Set to Sparkle Winnipeg Free Press June 28, 2010

October 200
9 Update:

Work is now coming along on the narrow stretch of the park that goes from Qu'appelle Ave to Ellice
. It will be a raised toboggan hill with play area. Also, the artifical turf has been laid !

Artificial Turf ! Autumn 2009
Central Park
More new greenery
Central Park

September 1, 2010 Update

At long last, the Central Park revitalization is complete ! The opening ceremony took place August 26, 2010.
Splash park and washrooms
Central Park, Winnipeg
New Furniture
Central Park, Winnipeg
Washroom and change area
Central Park, Winnipeg
Waddell Fountain shooting water again !
Central Park, Winnipeg
Play area and hill
Central Park, Winnipeg
Soccer pitch
Central Park, Winnipeg
Splash Park
Central Park, Winnipeg
Ellice avenue side of hill
Central Park, Winnipeg
A History of Central Park Winnipeg Downtown Places

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