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Construction begins on new Armstrong park
Construction has started on Armstrong’s newest park.
A phased construction approach is being taken on Huculak Park in the downtown core.
“Work this year will include site grading, water supply and irrigation and partial trail construction,” said Tim Perepolkin, the city’s public works manager.
“Seeding will follow in the fall.”
The park, located on Paterson, Okanagan and Willowdale avenues, is named after former resident Bernie Huculak, whose property was purchased by the city after his death.
The Kindale Development Association donated a piece of their neighbouring property so a park could be built.
Plans for the park were finalized in the fall of 2012.
The final design incorporates a boardwalk, riparian area along Meighan Creek, foothills, an orchard and a transition area into the fields.
Boards will be set up along the pathways that could be purchased by community residents or businesses, which would have their names inscribed on the boards.
The boards could also house stories about Armstrong’s history.
The park will have washroom facilities, drinking fountains and will be handicap accessible.
Seating will be arranged throughout the park, and there are several access points to the park.
The implementation phase was included in the city’s 2013 budget.
“We’ll go as far as we can get this year, and budget so much a year until the project is complete,” said Perepolkin.