New Basketball Court Planned for Brooklands Area

May 27, 2013 2:53 PM | Sports

Sam Katz

Mayor Sam Katz speaks during an announcement Monday, May 27, 2013 to reveal plans for a new basketball court and skateboard area at Pacific Dee Park. (SHANE GIBSON / METRO WINNIPEG)

A new basketball court and skateboard area are planned for Pacific Dee Park in Winnipeg’s Brooklands neighbourhood.

The city and province are jointly funding the $150,000 project at the site of the Eldon Ross Pool on Pacific Avenue West.

“Outdoor recreational opportunities are essential for healthy communities and this court is another example of a fun, safe place for our children and youth to gather,” Mayor Sam Katz said on Monday.

Construction of the court will begin this fall.

New vibrant murals, located at the Eldon Ross water spray facility, were also unveiled on Monday to mark the site’s 30th anniversary. The colourful murals, created by local artist Mandy Van Leeuwen in partnership with Take Pride Winnipeg, depict a water theme.