Two inner-city neighbourhood parks have seen improvements thanks to the efforts of local community associations, the province and the city.
Chief Grizzly Bear’s Garden and Jacob Penner Park both saw $250,000 and $225,000 in improvements respectively, and officially opened on Tuesday morning.
Chief Grizzly Bear’s Garden in the Spence neighbourhood was once four vacant lots. It’s now a gathering area and green space with a ceremonial circle, seating berm with retaining wall, a small play structure, benches, picnic tables and lighting, and new shrubs and trees.
Jacob Penner Park in the Daniel McIntyre-St. Matthews now includes new pathways, entry sites and benches, a skateboard plaza and a half-court basketball court.