WINNIPEG - The province is planning a major restoration of the Memorial Park Fountain as well as rehabilitation work on Memorial Boulevard as part of Manitoba 150 celebrations that will take place in 2020.
The fountain is the first phase of $45 Million that has been committed to infrastructure projects across the province to Mark Manitoba's sesquicentennial.
Memorial Park, adjacent to Memorial Boulevard, represents two hectares of land located in downtown Winnipeg, just north of the Legislative Building. It contains a number of monuments dedicated to honour fallen members of Canada’s armed forces including the Peacekeeper Monument, Airmen in Training, Sir William Stephenson, and Women of the British Commonwealth.
An engineering report says all the components of the park have reached the end of their serviceable life. The fountain requires mechanical, electrical and structural upgrades, and preliminary design work is underway to make the improvements within the existing park design. Work will include upgrading the lighting, seating and signage around the fountain.
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