Come out and celebrate community and cycling at the City Park school yard on Sunday, September 11.
The community association is hosting a kid’s bike parade. Local artisans will be selling their wares. Oral Fuentes Reggae band will be playing. The CPCA will be working the BBQ.
The fun starts at 3:00 PM and goes until 6:00 PM.
Pre-festival Slow-Roll non-competitive group bike ride starts at 2:00. Riders meet at the City Park School yard.
Join us at the City Park Community Association AGM directly after the festival at 6:00pm. Get involved in your community!
To register a booth call Brett at 306.491.7073
For immediate release: July 15, 2016 – 3:48pmTU16-366
City Park residents and visitors are advised to anticipate traffic detours and parking restrictions on Queen Street, beginning Monday, July 18 for approximately two months.
Alternate access to Saskatoon City Hospital will be clearly marked and emergency vehicles will be notified in advance of changes to entry points, as the project progresses.
This coordinated approach to water distribution, sanitary sewer and road rehabilitation projects required on Queen Street will improve reliability of these services and save money. The projects and associated traffic restrictions are scheduled as follows, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances:
Monday, July 18
Water valve replacement at 9th Avenue North.
(Overnight) Sanitary sewer lining from 6th Avenue North to 8th Avenue North.
Wednesday, July 20 (8 weeks)
Water main replacement from 6th Avenue North to 8th Avenue North will occur in three phases to minimize the length of time businesses and drivers are impacted.
Road resurfacing on Queen Street from 2nd Avenue North to Spadina Crescent East will occur once all construction is completed.
Affected residents and businesses will be notified directly of any drinking water advisories, or water and sanitary sewer service interruptions with doorhangers or flyers. Visit saskatoon.ca/betterroads to learn more about this project and other road work happening this summer.
On October 15th the CPCA voted unanimously against the proposed 33rd street bridge. We urge the residents of City Park to stay informed on the project and to make their opinion heard by attending the upcoming community consultation meeting on October 21st at Mayfair United Church from 4:30 to 8:30pm and by contacting City Counsellor Darren Hill. The proposed plan will direct traffic from the University bridge to the 33rd street bridge, increasing traffic drastically on 33rd street.
Plans to overhaul Saskatoon’s oldest and most renowned park have been given the green light by city council, with work expected to begin in roughly one year.
The move comes after several months of stakeholder workshops and two open houses where city planners and park architects encouraged the public to provide feedback.
The design, says the city, incorporates seven main features which not only account for Kinsmen Park, but also the re-use of the Mendel Gallery Building.
The main features — which are split between a five-year plan, 10-year plan and 25 year plan — include new rides and childrens’ play areas, character improvement of Spadina Crescent, riverbank rehabilitation, improved and upgraded trails, Mendel integration, substantial increases to winter amenities and cultural and historical awareness.
The centerpiece of the park will be the childrens’ play area, which will include two new rides, a new train and an expanded train route.
Jeanna South, Kinsmen Park and Area master plan project leader, said the feedback they received was very positive about keeping the area family oriented. According to designs, the park will have water play, nature play, youth play and play for young children.
To ensure safety, Spadina Crescent will be redesigned, in the long-term, to be a slow-traffic, tree-lined, promenade with a roundabout just before the University Bridge intersection.
For the Winter, the city plans to promote the area as a hub for cold weather activities. During the design phase, members of the Saskatoon Nordic ski community worked closely with the city on maintaining and improving current trails. The blueprint also shows a tobogganing mound, an ice skating path and a winterized concession.
UPDATE: the Kinsmen Park and Area Masterplan wins national design award March 5. Read more here.