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Central Park’s New and Improved Look on Display Thursday

A rejuvenated Central Park will be on display Thursday afternoon during an official grand opening ceremony.

The $5.6 million investment to clean up the park was announced back in June 2008 by the three levels of government. Donations from the Gray Family, The Winnipeg Foundation and Centre Venture Development Corporation also helped fund the project.

One of the main improvements will be the unveiling of the restored Waddell Fountain, which hasn’t worked in over a decade.

Scatliff Miller Murray is the architectural firm behind the facelift, and says the public will absolutely love what they see.

Free multicultural entertainment is planned from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the official ceremony set for 2:30 p.m.

Community programming will continue into the evening.

About 70 percent of all refugees who migrate to Winnipeg live in and around the Central Park area.

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  • The Winnipeg Foundation

    The Park also has a sunken open play field; the artificial turf on it will extend the playing season in the spring and fall and won’t be damaged in wet weather. The field is lit and will be flooded each winter to make a rink. In the southern area, there’s a summer slide and a hill that can be used for tobogganing. It’s a park for all seasons!

  • Haderra Chisick

    Is there a website or phone number for donations to the redevelopment of central park in Winnipeg

  • The Winnipeg Foundation

    The Winnipeg Foundation holds a fund for Central Park, and now’s a great time to give because the federal government is currently matching donations. You can call us at 944-9474 and donate over the phone, or make an online gift through our website: