Our newly renovated neighbourhood park is almost complete and finally (mostly) opened to the public.
The entire area of land across the street from us and down to the railroad tracks (about four blocks away) was all greenspace when I moved in here twenty three years ago. The amenities included baseball diamonds, a couple of small playgrounds, a par three golf course, an indoor ice rink, and an outdoor pool. There was also an overflow channel, trees galore, and an abundance of wildlife – birds, rabbits, gophers, butterflies, and when the mosquitoes got bad enough there would be a shimmering field of huge dragonflies.
Over the years townhouses and a seniors residence were built, basketball courts were erected, and the wildlife was pretty much all driven away. (The mosquitoes stayed. 🙄)
Now the Par 3 has been bulldozed along with many trees. A new accessible playground, off-leash dog parks, and a toboggan hill have been added – along with much artwork and a winding path tieing it all together.
Personally, I preferred the natural state and wildlife but we live in a city. We are relatively fortunate to have access to the amount of greenspace we have in this area.
There is a lot of open space and more to see in this park but walking Molly AND taking photos is a bit of a struggle. I will take more photos when I get the chance. There are some really amazing boulders and some nice plants that I look forward to sharing.
That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day! 💞🌞