Elmwood Park Honours Olympian Clara Hughes

Clara Hughes
Clara Hughes attends a news conference to announce the naming of a recreation park in her honour in November 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Clara Hughes
Clara Hughes appears at the grand opening of an Elmwood park bearing her name on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. (BERNICE PONTANILLA / METRO WINNIPEG)

A new recreation park honouring Winnipeg Olympian Clara Hughes was officially opened in Elmwood on Tuesday.

Clara Hughes Recreation Park is located on Henderson Highway at the site of the former Kelvin Community Centre. The $758,500 project includes a new skateboard facility, playground, hockey skills area, site improvements, new entry plaza and landscaping.

The recreation park was named in honour of the six-time Olympic gold medallist last year. During an opening ceremony flanked by dignitaries and the media, Hughes said she considers the park to be her seventh medal.

All three levels of government contributed funds to the park’s construction.