The City of Winnipeg has opened a new treetop lookout and toboggan slides in St. Vital Park.
The new structure is fully accessible with a ramp that leads to a pair of slides and a viewing deck on top of a warming shelter. The viewing deck offers panoramic views of the park.
The cost of the project was $750, 000 and funded by the city and the province
“These toboggan slides are a great addition to St. Vital Park,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Winter provides many different opportunities to get outdoors, and these new slides will provide an exciting winter activity for kids and families for many years to come.”
Beams from the old St. Vital Park duck pond pavilion, replaced in 2014, were salvaged and incorporated into the new shelter.
“The Province of Manitoba is pleased to partner with the City of Winnipeg to make family-friendly and accessible community recreation spaces like this a reality,” said Minister Squires. “These partnerships are important to the growth and quality of life in our communities.”
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