Armstrong’s Huculak Park design goes to public

Green space with meandering paths and orchards as a community garden is the preferred design for Armstrong’s Huculak Park.

Green space with meandering paths and orchards as a community garden is the preferred design for Armstrong’s Huculak Park.

Armstrong native and University of Manitoba student Christina Walkden has presented her final report on the Huculak Park design for city council’s perusal.

“These suggestions are based on the consultations held in June 2012 in Armstrong, and is part of the ongoing design process for the park,” wrote Walkden in her report to council.

Two different designs for Huculak Park were presented in June 2012 and were left for the community to review for an additional month.

Walkden’s second design, which she titled Okanagan Typologies and Typography,” was more widely accepted than her first design.

“Favourite aspects of this design were the hills with meandering paths and an orchard as a community garden, rather than more traditional elevated planters,” wrote Walkden.

A boardwalk will border the outside of the park.

The property was owned by community member Bernie Huculak, and sits behind his old house off Patterson Avenue to the north and Meighan Creek to the south.

Concerns about the height of the hills, washrooms and costs have been addressed by Walkden in her report.

A children’s area has been pitched for the northeast corner of the site.

Another public meeting, this one on the final proposal for the park, is slated for the evening of Thursday, Sept. 6, and is likely to be held in the Oddfellows Hall.