Upgrades to Grandmont & Ducharme Parks – Open House

When I was knocking on doors during the 2014 election campaign in the areas of Grandmont and Ducharme, many people said they’d like to see a variety of park upgrades occur.   Grandmont Park is a beautiful spot with a small forest, lake and play structures that connect to neighbouring Ducharme Park, whose trails eventually lead to Pembina Highway and the Community Centre.

People have spoken with me, called and E-Mailed with many ideas for upgrades, including:  additional benches, upgrading pathways, more garbage cans, lighting installation, and planting of trees. To date, the most popular request by far is to upgrade the pathway surfacing  in Grandmont and Ducharme Parks!  I have approximately $150,000 to put towards upgrades for both parks, and would like to meet with members of the community to gather your input.

Please join me at the Grandmont & Ducharme Parks Open House in March:

DATE:  Tuesday, March 21, 2017
TIME:  7:00 to 8:30 pm
PLACE:  BSI Room at St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway

If you are unable to attend, I am inviting people to E-Mail me (jlukes@winnipeg.ca) or call me (204 986-6824) to share ideas.

Did you know that the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward has over 50 park and open spaces?  It’s an ongoing process to keep our parks looking their best! Parks are a priority for myself and residents in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward, and I’ve dedicated a page on my website exclusively on park improvements to keep residents informed:

  • In 2015-2016, work has occurred or will begin this year in:  Normand Park, Henteleff Park, King’s Park, Kirkbridge Park, La Barrière Park, Bridgwater Forest Park, Dalhousie Park, Ile de Cercle Island Park, Thelma Call Park, Parc Charette and Malala Park.
  • In 2017-2018, the focus will be on Dakota Park, Dalhousie Park,  Lakeshore and Chancellor Park.

I understand the important role parks play in our communities, and the many ecological and health benefits they provide to urban dwellers. We are very fortunate as some parks have community members who have ‘Adopted a Park’ and provide extra care by initiating community clean-ups, weeding, and tree plantings.  I encourage anyone who wants to get involved in bettering their neighbourhood park to contact me to learn more.


Grandmont and Ducharme parks




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