NEW SPRAY AND SPLASH FACILITIES A COOL IDEA FOR BROOKLANDS COMMUNITY
Children and residents in the Brooklands community will find fun and relief from summer heat with the new water spray facilities added to the Eldon Ross wading pool at Pacific Dee Park, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Mayor Sam Katz announced today.
“We are pleased to partner with the city on this important infrastructure project because Winnipeg’s parks and playgrounds provide children and families with safe locations to enjoy healthy, outdoor recreational activities,” said Lemieux. “Parks with water features are especially significant on hot summer days, so this play area will be an exciting and attractive asset to this community.”
The project, located at 1887 Pacific Ave. W. includes the addition of four new spray features to the existing wading pool, new fencing, seating areas, paving and landscaping.
The Building Communities Initiative (BCI) provided $200,000 to the project, cost-shared equally by the city and province.
“This new water spray facility is a welcome addition in the heart of the Brooklands community and will provide residents with hours of enjoyment while cooling off from summer’s heat,” said Katz. “The City of Winnipeg is pleased to work together with the Province of Manitoba to improve recreation facilities for our children and provide a place for families to come together and enjoy outdoor activities.”
The Building Communities Initiative (BCI) is a multi-year, cost-shared capital initiative developed jointly by the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg. The goal of BCI is to support community revitalization through improvements to local community infrastructure in targeted older neighbourhoods and contribute to the vitality, safety and health of communities throughout the city. Since 2010, BCI funding of $10 million has been committed to 39 approved neighbourhood infrastructure projects in Winnipeg. Work on many of the projects has been completed.