I am a firm believer that it takes a complete community to raise our families. I am committed to improving our neighbourhoods within the Point Douglas Ward with strategic investments.
Below are some of the ongoing projects that are in progress for development. Keep coming back every now and then to see ongoing updates!
Secondary Plan for South Point Douglas (Downtown)
Secured $250,000 in funding to conduct a Secondary Plan for South Point Douglas, together with a Land Area Plan for North Point Douglas. Currently working with the Public Service and key stakeholders.
The South Point Douglas has a long history of being one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Winnipeg. In the OurWinnipeg2045 the site is considered a "Major Redevelopment Site" which means it is a top priority to receive a Secondary Plan By-Law which will change and define the use of the lands which are currently Industrial and Manufacturing.
Community Garden / Farm Project (Shaughnessy)
Lease Agreement to be finalized soon which will allow NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre to build a Community Garden behind the Billy Mosienko Arena. It will be a place for community members to work together, to learn and to share their knowledge, and of course, to grow food! Food security is a major issue in our community, and the food we grow would be used in our community kitchen, distributed at markets, taken home by volunteers working at the farm, and used in community feasts.
While increased access to healthy local food is a huge piece, the many other potential benefits are equally exciting. The surrounding area has very little greenspace, and much of what it does have are underutilized, empty fields. It is easy to picture a much more vibrant space - rows and rows of food growing, a space for people to sit and gather, Indigenous and butterfly plantings to bring more birds and wildlife to the area, and community members coming and working together. Even for people not directly involved in the project, just passing though an area that is cared for, beautiful and full of life would be a huge improvement from a vacant field. The impact truly would be community-wide.
For programming, we anticipate ongoing youth involvement with summer employment opportunities. With our connection to the larger community health organization, there are many therapeutic and mental health possibilities as well, such as specialized recreation and stress-reduction programs or even just the ability for counselors to meet their clients in an outdoor seating area instead of an office space. Most importantly though, we do want it to be a community-driven project with community consultations to determine what the community most wants and needs, whether that be outdoor family programs, having growing plots available for newcomers, or recreation opportunities for seniors. There are so many possibilities and we look forward to working with the community to develop this project and make their dreams a reality.
Giizhigooweyaabikwe Park (Centennial)
Secured $384,000 upgrades funded by the Point Douglas Land Dedication Fund and the Canada Community-Building Fund are planned in the coming weeks. Part of those plans included demolishing an old wading pool and change room in February. Construction is expected to begin in summer of 2023 on a series of enhancements, including a new outdoor water fountain with a bottle fill station.
The existing basketball court will be replaced with a half court with children's "drop-shot" basketball. New seating, a picnic table, chain-link fencing, updated light poles and an asphalt pathway are also being added.
Land Blessing Ceremony occured in May, 2023 to start the beginning of the construction. It is expected to start the redevelopment in summer of 2023 and completed in 2024.
Phase 1 completed with new basketball court. Phase 2 for new outdoor water fountain to be completed in 2024.
Alderman John O'Hare Park (Centennial)
Secured $173,000 in funds to enhance the park with new play structure amenities and interpretive displays to describe the history of the namesake.
Northwood Community Centre (Burrows Central)
The existing play equipment, lighting and tennis courts have reached the end of their expected life span and should be replaced. In addition to replacing assets, we also plan to install new features focused on improving the park experience for families: increase seating throughout the park and an exciting new play structure area specially designed for kids aged two through 12.
Your feedback will help us build a community park for our whole community. Please contact Ian Legge, Project Coordinator with the City of Winnipeg with any questions or comments by April 30, 2022.
There is constant dialogue with Northwood Community Centre and area residents to develop a long term plan for enhancements to the park. It is expected to start the redevelopment in 2024.
Secured $601,000 in funds to redevelopment the park.
Tyndall Park Community Centre (Tyndall Park)
We're exploring the revitalization of the outdoor spaces at Tyndall Park Community Centre and we are seeking your feedback and priorities. Potential improvements include new basketball courts, new seating around existing play areas and along pathways, as well as the addition of new pathway lighting. Our intent is to add amenities to what's already there to make the space work for the whole community.
Please review the proposed site plan and reach out to Ian Macdonald at the City of Winnipeg Urban Planning Office with any questions, comments or concerns. Telephone: 204-451-3069 Email: [email protected]
Community feedback has shown interest in having a tennis/pickleball court. We have also received many emails from constituents requesting pickleball in Point Douglas. We are currently looking at going with 1 basketball court and 1 tennis/pickleball court and is are asking for new estimates to be done by the Public Service. Some funds have been set aside to fund this project and an RFP is set to go out end of 2023 to find a contractor to perform the work. Construction would begin in 2024.
There is constant dialogue with Tyndall Park Community Centre and area residents to develop a long term plan for enhancements to the park.
Komogata Maru Park (Waterford Green)
On April 28, 2022 Council unanimously agreed to rename the green space located at Singh Trail Park to “Komagata Maru Park” to honour the story and history of the Komagata Maru incident. The park is located at 80 Singh Trail between Old Commonwealth Path and Bloomfield Path. The renaming of this public green space is the first initial step in our collaborative efforts to continue to build a beautiful and memorable park which respects and values the tragic event that occured.
Continuing to have constant dialogue with Inkster Garden and Waterford Green residents to develop a long term plan for enhancements to the park.
Upgrades to soccer pitches at Kinver Park, Tyndall Park & Shaughnessy
Secured $98,000 in funds to upgrade the soccer pitches at various local community parks.
Purchase and installation will be completed in 2024.
Fairgrove Park (Stanley Knowles)
Continuing to have constant dialogue with teachers at Ecole Stanley Knowles to develop a large bike track loop and develop a long term plan for enhancements to the park.
Kinver Park (Stanley Knowles)
Continuing to have constant dialogue with Stanley Knowles residents to develop a long term plan for enhancements to the park.
Meadows West Park (Meadows West)
Continuing to have constant dialogue with Meadows West residents to develop a long term plan for enhancements to the park.