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Winnipeg's River Heights community gets new spray pad, playground

The River Heights community will get a new spray pad and playground, the city announced Wednesday.

“We are partnering with theCity of Winnipeg and Manitobagovernments to invest in what today's young people know and love. It was an essential program in educating my children and grandparents,” said Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for the Winnipeg South Center.

It is located in the Corridon Community Center (Crescentwood Site) and includes a 3,000 square foot accessible spray pad, a new playground and other park features.

Construction will begin this fall, with the new facility expected to open to the public by summer 2024.

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"New Spray Pads And Playground Replacement Corridon Community Center Keeps River Heights Families Hot It provides an accessible place to cool off on summer days," Carr said.

In addition to the new accessible spray pad and playground, the project includes concrete paths and seating areas, fences, benches, picnic tables, bike racks, and improved landscaping.

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and funded through recovery plans. Adds regional park infrastructure to underserved areas of Winnipeg and adds accessible recreational amenities.

“Investing in these assets has never been more important. "We are thrilled to be helping restore the parks," said Sherry Rawlins, Chair of the Permanent Policy Committee on Conservation, Community Services and Parks.

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project is estimated at $1,442,000, with $811,000 in federal, $300,000 in state, and $331,000 in city funding for projects.

The announcement of the structured play structure allows governments at all levels to work with local legislators who understand local needs to channel funds into projects that benefit the communities we all serve. It shows what happens when River Heights – Fort Garry Councilor John Orikou.

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