Winnipeg’s Kilcona Park set to get $25M makeover
Special committee approves planned upgrades to Kilcona Park Thursday
The City of Winnipeg has plans to give Kilcona Park a makeover – and it looks like the price tag for the changes won’t be cheap.
A special committee heard details Thursday and approved a six-year-plan to revamp the park that would cost $25-million.
“We've heard from the community they would like to see renovation ... in the park and make more areas more usable and accessible,” said Zenewich.
“I can let her go and run around, be free — something that we can't do in our backyard,” said Adam Kolisnyk, who regularly takes his dog to the park.
Sam Tourond was not impressed by the state of the park.
“We came from across the city to use it and it's not quite what we expected,” said Tourond.
“Having that type of regeneration in our quadrant, I think it's our fair share and our time,” said Browaty.
Because the changes aren't coming cheap, the city is looking for private partners to help fund the renovations, which would lessen the cost to taxpayers.
The prospect of having the park overhauled, big price tag and all, is exciting to Rita Suarez.
“It would be a great idea to fix it up and bring it back to its original state or even better,” said Suarez.
The $25-millon plan is now awaiting final approval from city council.