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Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

As a former Gaylord, this is really sad to see, but here's hoping the revised athletic park with have a replacement or complimentary feature for the school, community and city. Scona's swim team was always top notch and a big part of that school.
 
I wonder if the frustration extends to medians. The amount of weed-filled medians with dead elms is so depressing to see this summer. One particularly upsetting example is 114 St between 72nd Ave and University Ave where the top layer is red rock. I have a hard time seeing how that’s a nice environment for trees. Filled with weeds.
 
That section has always drove me nuts! The road was re-done in the 90’s….but they haven’t kept up with adding more Crushed red rock to the median….so every year it gets a little less red…..at least the Elms are thriving
 
That section has always drove me nuts! The road was re-done in the 90’s….but they haven’t kept up with adding more Crushed red rock to the median….so every year it gets a little less red…..at least the Elms are thriving
They looked good earlier in the summer but they’ve gotten worse over the last few weeks, not to mention the 10 elms in the median they had to cut down a few years ago cause they died.
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I’m curious why the city can’t use the same approach they have on Whyte Ave in Garneau. It’s probably the nicest Main Street boulevard we have, and the elms are spectacular every year.
 

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Damn, I'm headed to Elk Island on Saturday.
 
Amazing! Will be a nice touch to bring students outside more in nice months and enliven that street. Especially with the LRT coming!

103ave is a sad, sad stretch from 105-109st. Norquest is a beacon of hope along there.
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Sooo…

I know these things aren’t straight up trade offs but…

Am I the only one that thinks it strange that we haven’t been able to come up with $6 million in the past dozen years for Scona Pool but we have no qualms directing administration to look at spending $170 million for more bike lanes over the next 4 years plus $11 million a year thereafter in annual operating costs for them?

 
I think 6mil is off when you look at the details. To just keep it operational would be much cheaper. But I think it was more about legal risks with liabilities due to conditions. I believe council was warned by its lawyers it would be best to close.

Hopefully Rollie miles rec centre (which will partially sit on this site) will get expedited soon!
 

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