Millennium Library Park Officially Opens

Millennium Library Park in downtown Winnipeg is officially opened on Friday, July 20, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Citizens and dignitaries alike were on hand Friday morning to open the city’s newest greenspace, Millennium Library Park.

The park includes a Learning Commons, urban wetland, Millennium Plaza and Prairie Garden, as well as public art pieces. The City and Downtown BIZ will work together to offer educational and cultural programming, as well as recreational and entertainment events.

The new space was funded by all three levels of government to the tune of $2.1 million.

“I hope Winnipeggers will visit this new outdoor space now that it has been entirely revitalized,” said Mayor Sam Katz. “This new urban green space is a wonderful complement to the Millennium Library and will be a welcome oasis for downtown workers and visitors alike.”

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— Staff