The City will invest $110,000, along with Councillor Blais’ commitment of $65,000 from his cash-in-lieu of parkland envelope, to ensure Celeste Park becomes a reality in 2012 for local residents and their children – a $175,000 investment in our community.
“As a long-time East End resident, I knew we needed to quickly move forward on long awaited parks in our community,” says Blais. “By ensuring the necessary funding was in place, the special contribution of Celeste Park will become a reality for the Cardinal Creek Community.”
Celeste Park, located in the Cardinal Creek Community on Celeste Way adjacent to Maple Ridge Elementary School, is a relatively small park geared towards younger children and their families. This park will include swings, a small sliding hill, play structures, links to trails, benches and other amenities. Tree plantings are planned as well as a cedar-rail fence.
Additional work around a seasonal wetland will be done to support the natural area within the park and the nearby Hydro Corridor. It will be ideal for bird watching.
“I thank Councillor Blais for committing the extra funds required to make Celeste Park a reality,” says Sean Crossan, President of the Cardinal Creek Community Association. “Celeste Park will be a welcome addition to our growing community that will provide additional leisure and recreation access for our families.”