Hartley Richardson, Chair of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors, along with park staff and management were on hand this morning to hear Charleswood MP Steven Fletcher and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz announce new funding.
A little more than $4.6 million will be going to spruce up the children’s play area at Assiniboine Park, along with the ever popular skating pond. Plans call for landscaping, water and sand play areas and tree forts. The Duck Pond will also be expanded for skaters and a naturalized wetland system in summer months.
Fletcher said Ottawa is contributing $1 million towards the renewal project.
“It will be a magical place,” said city businessman Hartley Richardson.
Work is to start immediately on the Assiniboine Park projects, Richardson said. “It’s a real shot in the arm,” he said of the funding. “We won’t let you down.”
To read more on the projects, please visit: http://www.assiniboinepark.ca/mnufuture-vision