Demolition work at Columbus Park to begin July 8

Demolition work will begin at Columbus Park on Thursday, July 8, and is expected to take between 7-10 days to complete.

Following demolition, the next phase of the redevelopment will include surface/ground preparation, including surveying, pilings, and irrigation lines. Underground utility work will follow.

This work is part of the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan, which will see the park transform into a venue for gathering and public events in all seasons. New features will include a permanent stage and storage room, shelter structure and flat green space, tables and raised planters with seating, a water bottle fill station, and enhanced lighting and power outlets.

Fencing has also gone up around the perimeter of Columbus Park and the contractor’s site trailer is on location.

The sidewalk on the west side of Columbus Park will be closed in the coming days for the duration of the project. Pedestrian traffic will be accommodated and signage will be posted. The contractor no longer anticipates requiring the angle parking on the west side of Columbus Park as a storage/laydown area for materials and equipment, so at this time, the parking will remain open to the public.

The existing dedication bricks at the park have been removed and will be stored until they are re-used in the redevelopment process. The existing clock tower will be removed and provided to the Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Society for future display.

Updates regarding construction and related impacts will be provided throughout the project.

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