A brand new park on Odlin Street will hyperlink the north and south parts of the Alexandra Greenway.
The Metropolis of Richmond acquired a provincial grant of $1 million to construct a park in metropolis centre, the Alexandra Neighbourhood Park.
The city will contribute $900,000 for a complete price of $1.9 million.
The park can have an ecological focus, primarily based on public session finished in 2017, and can be co-located with the Alexandra District Power Constructing.
The plan contains retaining the prevailing bushes and bettering accessibility.
Options deliberate for the park embrace pathways for pedestrians and bikes, a basketball court docket, desk tennis, an all-ages playground, grassy areas for picknicking and an off-leash canine park.
The grant is a part of $30 million the province is distributing for small-scale infrastructure as a part of its COVID-19 restoration plan meant to spice up the financial system and supply jobs.
In a press launch, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie identified the realm has been rising with many multi-family houses now within the neighbourhood, so the park will assist the realm turn into “extra vibrant and energetic.”
The park will finally be a hyperlink between the north and south parts of the Alexandra Greenway.
It’s anticipated to be completed in July and can present 50 development jobs.