Welland set to open newest park next week

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Published September 12, 2023 at 1:09 pm

Welland is slated to open Sparrow Meadows Park next Monday.

After a handful of delays throughout the summer, Welland is looking to open its newest park next week.

Sparrow Meadows Park (321 Julia Dr.) is set to open to the public on Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. as contractors got the park ready for the remainder of the season and into the fall.

“Parks are so much more than playgrounds; they can connect us to nature, teach us about our environment, and provide a place of connection and social interaction,” said Dave Steven, Welland Manager of Parks.

“Parks enrich our lives physically, emotionally, and economically, and we hope this park will become a beloved space for residents of all ages to connect with nature, engage in physical activities, and create lasting memories.

Throughout the last 24-plus months, city staff have engaged with the public to design a park that meets the needs and desires of the community, including public engagement sessions to select the overall features of the park and input on the types and styles of playground equipment installed.

While Sparrow Meadows Park might be the newest park to open in the City of Welland, two more new parks planned in the Dain City area as part of the Empire Communities development in the next few years.

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