If you’ve taken a quick drive along Main Street in the last week, you may have noticed some changes at Diamond Jubilee Park.
As the warm weather starts to set in, the final touches on the upgrades to the park have begun. Steel supports for the new ampitheatre have been erected.
The local park was opened in 1927, in celebration of Canada’s 60th anniversary.
Now, 90 years later, it’s getting a much needed facelift.
The park revitalization was spurred on in part due to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which was designed to help communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast receive support for improvements to local infrastructure in advance of the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
And if all goes according to plan, work on the park will be completed well in advance of Canada Day.
Weather pending, the building of the ampitheatre will be done by the second week of April, lighting fixtures will be installed in May, and landscaping done in June.
“In a perfect world, (the park) will be done before work on Main Street starts so there’s not two different contractors working in the same area,” commented Sue Howard, the city’s director of engineering and development.
“They’ve got a tight timeline.”
The landscaping to the park and Main Street will compliment each other. Steps or terraced seating is being considered for the access from the street to the park to tie the two projects together.
Residents will notice an increase in the greenery. There will be plenty of new trees planted. The City also conducted a survey and found that of the 112 trees in the park area, 110 are in very good condition and…
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