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April 21, 2017

Replacement of arson damaged play structure planned for Kilcona Park - Harbourview Recreation Complex

Winnipeggers encouraged to use the play structure at nearby Olympic Park as a family friendly, fun alternative until replacement is completed

Released: 11:01 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg families that frequented the play structure near the Harbourview Recreation Complex at Kilcona Park can be reassured that the popular amenity that was destroyed by arson last week is planned to be replaced. In the meantime, until the replacement is completed, a family friendly, fun alternative play structure can be found at nearby Olympic Park, located at 864 Headmaster Row just off of Lagimodiere Boulevard.

City of Winnipeg crews have secured the Harbourview Recreation Complex play structure site to ensure safety of the public, and the fire damaged structure will be removed starting this week and completed next week. The senior and junior swing sets were not damaged but a new safety base needs to be installed under these areas. The swings will be available for use after this is completed in the next couple of weeks.

The costs for a replacement play structure are being determined and replacement options are being considered. The approximate timeline for installation is yet to be determined.

Public invited to open house for an update on Transcona Parks plans and upgrades

Released: 2:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house for an update on Transcona Parks. This is the second public event on the topic, because of a snowstorm that limited safe travel to the first event in December 2016.

The City has been updating parks in Transcona and has plans for future upgrades and changes. The City and Councillor Wyatt wish to inform the public about the recent and upcoming planned changes. Please join us to share your thoughts and feedback.

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Canada Inns, Ambassador Room 826 Regent Ave W.

For more information, to view the open house presentation boards or to provide feedback, please visit

April 21, 2017