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Centennial Park to get late-summer upgrade

Upgrades to Centennial Park scheduled to begin later this summer will provide a revamped multi-use court and a natural playscape in this popular neighbourhood park.

“The final design is a blend of elements from each of the conceptual designs and public input,” says Lynn Wark, the City’s parks project supervisor.

“Feedback from public consultation indicated a strong desire to keep the swings, retain all trees and protect the eagle tree, keep the tennis practice wall, develop a multi-sport court in between the two tennis courts and increase accessibility, all of which will be done.”

Design details were determined after extensive public consultation.

Online and door-to-door surveys, a public open house and a neighbourhood open house were other methods used to gather public feedback about potential changes.

Using natural elements, the park revamp will create a playscape designed to change from day to day and season to season. The Centennial Park natural playscape will feature a large wooden eagle nest structure, wooden cookie stepping stones, boulders for climbing, a hand water pump and a small cobblestone water channel feature with movable walls for building dams.

The central practice court at Centennial Park will be upgraded with a freshly paved and painted surface, new fencing and the addition of basketball hoops.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of November.

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