Mark McKenzie was on hand for the announcement along with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and Executive Director of Parks and Facilities for the City of Windsor, James Chacko
Ward 4 City Councillor Mark McKenzie, along with Mayor Drew Dilkens visited Stodgell Park on February 14th, where significant improvements have taken place.
“In addition to the new trail pathway, the new toboggan hill and solar lights will give Ward 4 residents access to some of the nicest facilities in the ward. The community is full of those eager to use the wonderful facilities the area has to offer, and to continue visiting the now improved Stodgell Park.”
Last year, the City of Windsor allocated $26 million dollars to enhance and improve City parks, including $650,000 to undertake changes within Stodgell Park and the surrounding area. Improvements include the following:
· New 680-metre multi-use trail installed around the park
· New solar lights and waste receptacles
· Construction of a toboggan hill for area youth and families to enjoy
· New parking lot, located just west of the playground
Stodgell Park is currently home to an accessible creative play structure with rubber surfacing that enhances safety and facilitates maintenance. The six-acre park is located at the corner of Kildare Road and Seneca Street and remained open and accessible during the work, with construction areas being labelled and marked accordingly.
Additional improvements will occur later this year, with installation of nine benches equipped with concrete pads, planting of an additional thirty trees throughout the park, and installation of two soccer field posts and nets in the spring.