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Construction officially begins on new Valley Gardens Community Centre spray pad

Construction officially begins on new Valley Gardens Community Centre spray pad

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 28, 2017

Construction officially begins on new Valley Gardens Community Centre spray pad

Winnipeg, MB ‒ At an event this morning, Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, Councillor Jason Schreyer, Councillor Russ Wyatt, Councillor Jeff Browaty, Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks, and Valley Gardens Community Centre President Angela Howie turned sod to officially begin construction on the new Valley Gardens Community Centre spray pad.

“This new spray pad will be a welcome attraction in the Elmwood East Kildonan area,” said Jason Schreyer, City Councillor for Elmwood – East Kildonan. “Summer water amenities have been very popular this year, so we look forward to expanding on the amenities offered next year!”

Located at 218 Antrim Road, the new fully-accessible Valley Gardens Community Centre spray pad will have three zones for different patrons – tots, families, and teens. The spray pad area will also feature a new playground and swings, as well as new benches, picnic tables, bike racks, pathways, landscaping and fencing.

Construction on the spray pad will begin in July 2017, with an expected completion date in summer 2018. The City of Winnipeg contributed $250,000 towards the project, along with funding from the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 grant for $250,000, and funding from Waterside Development Corp. in the amount of $300,000 for a total project budget of $800,000.

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Media inquiries should be directed to the City of Winnipeg Media Inquiry Line at 204-986-6000 or via email at City-MediaInquiry@winnipeg.ca.

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