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.