McKittrick Park and Fort Rouge Leisure Centre Green Space Improvements
The City of Winnipeg asked for public feedback on concept plans for McKittrick Park and the green space located at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre site's northeast corner. These concept plans feature a number of improvements to the swing sets, pathways, and park benches. The City asked the community to share their vision for the site to ensure that the proposed concept plans meet residents' visions and needs for the area.
Update August 2018 – As of July 10, 2018 construction on planned improvements has been completed. Construction began on September 15, 2017. Details on the updates can be found under the background tab .
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Update August 2018: Work completed at McKittrick Park includes:
- New swing sets and engineered wood fibre safety surfacing, along with an accessible swing seat.
- Renewal of a section of asphalt path and creating a small tricycle/bike loop with some small amenities such as fueling station or electric car plug-in station signs.
- Removal of the old climbers located south of the wading pool and the installation of a new barbeque pit at that location.
- New park benches.
Work completed at the green space located at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre site's northeast corner includes:
- Removal of the lawn bowling and fencing and replacement with sod.
- Creating an opportunity to have a pleasure rink in the winter and summer turf games such as Bocce ball.
- Developing a small reading garden with new benches and trees.
McKittrick Park and green space at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre site, located on Rathgar Avenue between Cockburn Street and Lilac Street, serve the Lord Roberts area and currently features a wading pool, softball diamond and a play structure.
Approximately $200,000 was available through the City's Parks and Recreation Enhancement Fund (PREP) for improvements at McKittrick Park and the green space located at the northeast corner of the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre site where lawn bowling was located.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the public engagement process. We asked the community to share their vision for both sites to ensure that the proposed concept plans meet with residents' visions and needs for the area. Public input gathered as part of this public engagement process led to a site plan for green space improvements at McKittrick Park and at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre site's northeast corner (where the lawn bowling green was located). Our online survey closed May 2, 2017 with 105 submissions. Thank you to everyone who joined us at an open house April 25, 2017 at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre. There were 18 visitors and 10 exit surveys completed.
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