City Invests $650,000 in Improvements at Stodgell Park
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and Ward 4 Councillor Mark McKenzie visited Stodgell Park today where significant improvements have taken place.
Last year, the City of Windsor allocated $26 million to enhance and improve City parks, including $650,000 to undertake changes within Stodgell Park and the surrounding area. Improvements include the following:
New parking lot, located just west of the playground
New 680-metre multi-use trail installed around the park
New solar lights and waste receptacles
Construction of a toboggan hill for area youth and families to enjoy
Stodgell Park is currently home to an accessible creative play structure with rubber surfacing that enhances safety and facilitates maintenance. The six-acre park is located at the corner of Kildare Road and Seneca Street and remained open and accessible during the work, with construction areas being labelled and marked accordingly.
Additional improvements will occur later this year, with installation of nine benches equipped with concrete pads, planting of an additional thirty trees throughout the park, and installation of two soccer field posts and nets in the spring.
“These upgrades to Stodgell Park are just some of the first enhancements we have coming to our parks and recreation offerings in 2023. The new multi-use trail will add to the existing network of trails in the city and will help to continue to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for Windsor residents. City Council recognized the room for improvements at Stodgell Park, and I look forward to further advancing other parks across our growing city. Today’s unveiling is great news for our Walkerville residents, and the broader community.” – Mayor Drew Dilkens
“I am thrilled about Ward 4’s most recent investment in Stodgell Park. In addition to the new trail pathway, the new toboggan hill and solar lights will give Ward 4 residents access to some of the nicest facilities in the city. The Walkerville community is full of those eager to use the wonderful facilities the area has to offer, and to continue visiting the now improved Stodgell Park.” – Councillor Mark McKenzie, Ward 4