Winnipeg, MB – At an event this morning, City Councillor Mike Pagtakhan and Roger Le Grand, Principal of Meadows West School, officially opened and dedicated the Roger Le Grand Park, located at 186 Garton Avenue.
“It’s great to see the transformation this community space has undergone thanks to the collaboration between the students from Meadows West School and area residents,” said Mike Pagtakhan, City Councillor for Point Douglas and Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection Community Services & Parks. “I would like to especially thank Meadows West School Principal, Mr. Roger Le Grand for whom we dedicate the park to today, for his continued dedication and commitment in helping make this park a reality.”
In October, 2016 a new playground structure with timber edging and safety surfacing was installed in the park at a cost of approximately $140,000.
To increase the functionality of the parks space, during the $350,000 first phase of the 2017 renewal project, an accessible six-foot wide asphalt multi-use fitness trail was constructed around the periphery of the park, making connections to the existing east and west park entrances. The fitness trail also includes several outdoor workout stations. Site drainage has been improved near the playground with the installation of a catch basin and new soil and sod re-grading. 17 trees were also added to the site.
A second phase of the 2017 renewal project included the installation of a shade shelter and u-shaped seating area near the playground structure at a cost of approximately $123,000.
A third phase, a partnership with the Meadows West School, they secured funding for the installation of additional 16 trees in the park space.
For more information on City of Winnipeg parks, please see City of Winnipeg – Parks and Open Space.