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Centennial Gardens construction begins

By Standard Staff

A runner takes the stairs that will be replaced in Centennial Gardens off Gale Crescent in this February 11, 2017 photo.  Karena Walter/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network  

A runner takes the stairs that will be replaced in Centennial Gardens off Gale Crescent in this February 11, 2017 photo. Karena Walter/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network  

Park improvements at Centennial Gardens in St. Catharines are underway with the construction of a new staircase, trail upgrades and a new sun shelter.

The $920,000 project to revitalize the central park off Oakdale Avenue should be completed in November.

The federal government is contributing $385,000 for the work through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The city is spending $385,000 and Niagara Region contributed $150,000 through its Waterfront Investment Program.

Centennial Gardens was established in 1967 for Canada’s 100th anniversary and its revitalization is in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The park’s Gale Crescent staircase will be temporarily closed while it’s being replaced and access to portions of the disc golf course will be limited. Parts of the accessible trail will be temporarily closed from time to time as well.

The rest of the park, its gardens, Merritt Trail and parking lot will be open during construction. It can be accessed from Beard Place, Riordon Street and the Oakdale Avenue parking lot. 



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