The Province of Manitoba says the Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park Act is now in effect, meaning Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park in downtown Winnipeg is now officially a provincial park.
“The province supports the development of the park and will continue to work closely with the Friends of Upper Fort Garry, the group leading the drive for the park’s creation,” said Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh. “This new act and the project couldn’t be more timely, as they coincide with TomorrowNow: Manitoba’s Green Plan, which promises to protect and preserve our resources for Manitobans today and in the future.”
The park has cost $9 million to secure and develop, with $4 million of that from the province.
The park will be managed by the Friends of Upper Fort Garry and The Forks Renewal Corporation.