Four years ago, during the campaign, I committed to ensuring 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 record investments into several park upgrades during my term in office.
I'm proud of the work accomplished during my time in the office. We have reallocated over $800,000 of our ward funds through various project grants and to City Parks to enhance green spaces and parks.
I am proud to announce the following recently approved park projects in our ward;
John Steel Playground Park will have the pathways renewed, new site furniture, and new sod and soil.
The pathway at Swindon Oaks Park will be resurfaced with asphalt. The park and green space are widely used by the many senior residents in the neighbourhood. The path reconstruction will make it safer for years to come.
Two years ago, we upgraded the playground equipment at Bedson Park. However, I heard from many residents who felt older children, 7 to 10 years old, were left out and had no place to play. Therefore, I am happy to announce that we will add a new play structure for children aged 7 to 10 in the park.
The total investment into our parks and green spaces is nearly $500,000 from the funding awarded to Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood through the COVID recovery funding.
That $500,000 is in addition to other park and pathway upgrades that are already scheduled for this summer.
Making the total nearly $1 million invested into improving our community parks and green space in Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood.