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Come see design plans for updates to Victoria Park

May 25, 2015 -

Come see two design plans for Victoria Park at a June 3 public meeting. The designs focus on a new water feature/splash pad to replace the 50+ year old wading pool. Plans for upgraded tennis and basketball courts will also be shown for comment.

The public meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at St. Joseph's/St. Mary School gym, 671 Brock St.

"We are looking to modernize the central area of this well-used park in response to its aging infrastructure and anticipated increased use from a growing community population. Strong community participation with the landscape architects is needed to help guide the final design," says Neal Unsworth, manager, parks development. 

The City and its designer, Janet Rosenberg & Studio, will present the conceptual designs, which are based on previous public feedback.

The park's wading pool is scheduled to be removed this spring to make way for the new water feature. People in the Victoria Park neighbourhood can plan to make use of the splash pad at the Memorial Centre at York and Alfred streets until the new one is built.

The design concepts will also be made available for online input following the public meeting at www.CityofKingston.ca/getinvolved.  

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.