It’s official!! After a couple years of hard work and a summer of construction, the playground at Charlesworth Park is finally built! Members of the community have been enjoying the playground every day since the grand opening on September 20.
I would like to take the time to recognize some of the businesses that have donated to our project:
- MLC Group: $30,000
- United Communities: $25,000
- Cameron Developments: $17,500
- Bedrock Homes/Carrington Communities: $10,000
- Landmark Homes: $2,000
- Jatec Electric: $2,000
- Homes by Avi: $1,000
- Mani Bagga: $500
Chair, Charlesworth Park Committee
The community of Charlesworth is nestled between 34 Street and 66 Street, south of Anthony Henday Drive and north of Ellerslie Road. The community is new and still developing on the east side. We are lucky to have a long-established K-9 school in our community, Ellerslie Campus, beside our beautiful pond — one of two featured in our community.
The site for our new park is perfectly situated in the heart of our community on 3 Avenue SW at the base of 59 Street SW. Our community is young and many of our community members are young families. The park will give everyone a much-needed space in which to gather, meet and play, and will help support a healthy, active lifestyle for residents of all ages.
To create a multi-use space that reflects neighbourhood ideals of community engagement — where neighbours become friends and communities become home.
|Project initiation||Fall 2010|
|Project development||Fall 2011|
|Needs assessment||May 2011|
|Concept/final draw||Summer 2012|
|Fundraising||May 2012 to Fall 2013|
|Official||Opening Summer 2014|
Needs assessment results
In 2011, we conducted a community survey and received responses from a sample size of 140 residents, both online and in person, highlighting their preferences for our neighbourhood park. The top five activities listed are as follows:
Proposed park development
|Community and corporate sponsorship||$141,175.00|
|Total anticipated revenue||$516,175.00|
|Total anticipated expenditures||$516,175.00|
Find out more
Visit the Charlesworth Park Facebook page to get more information on the project and stay up to date.