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New Vernon park nears completion

Civic Memorial Park is going up on the site of the old Vernon Civic Arena
Work is nearly complete on the new Civic Memorial Park on 37th Avenue, site of the former Vernon Civic Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon’s newest park is coming along nicely.

Work continues on the construction of the new Civic Memorial Park at the former Vernon Civic Arena site on 37th Avenue, with a target to have the majority of construction completed by the end of June 2022.

Council was given an update by adminstration at its regular meeting Monday, May 9, that the last house on the site was removed on April 28, and clean up of the demolition debris is underway.

The majority of the earthworks, storm, irrigation and concrete walkways are complete.

“Construction of the play area continues, with the majority of the equipment installed,” said staff in an update to council.

It’s expected that the park will be open to the public by mid-to-late-July, though the installation of the meadow at the centre of the park will be done in the fall.

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Roger Knox

About the Author: Roger Knox

I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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