Meadowbrook Park Pathway Replacement Now Complete

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program provides $181 thousand as part of $3-million plan

Meadowbrook Park, located at 2851 Meadowbrook Lane in Windsor’s Ward 8, h​as recently received a new 410-metre asphalt recreational multi-use trail with $181,040 in funding support as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). The new trail is now open and ready to enjoy, with final restoration and asphalt coating to be completed in the spring as temperatures become warmer.

This work benefitted from about $3 million in joint federal and provincial funding announced last August to support projects to improve public services throughout the City of Windsor’s parks, active transportation and facilities areas. The Government of Canada invested about $2.5 million through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Province of Ontario invested about $640,000. The City’s combined contribution for the Parks projects is about $255,000.

Besides the newly completed, 3-metre x 410-metre trail around the park, the funding for Meadowbrook Park allowed for the installation of 5 new benches and bench pads, 3 accessible ramps and curb cuts, 2 new waste receptacles, 2 recycling silos and 15 large caliper trees that will be planted in the spring.

City parks receiving upgrades to recreational multi-use trails as part of this project include the following:

·       Central Park

·       Southdale Park

·       Meadowbrook Park

·       Calderwood Park

·       Bellewood Park

·       Patrick Maguire Park

City streets receiving upgrades to bike facilities as part of this project include the following:

·       Victoria Avenue (Ellis Street to Park Street) – local street bikeway expansion

·       Hawthorne Drive (Roseville Park to Hawthorne Court) – off-street trail and local street bikeway upgrade

·       Walker Road and E.C. Row Expressway – spot improvements to connect the cycling network across the E.C. Row

·       E.C. Row Avenue – Bliss Road to Turner Road

·       Walker Business Park Trail – Walker Road to Riberdy Road

·       Walker Road – South interchange ramp to north interchange ramp

Facilities receiving enhancements and improvements as part of this project include the following:

·       Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex

·       Ojibway Nature Centre

·       Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex

·       Mackenzie Hall

·       Malden Park Visitor Centre

·       Chimczuk Museum & Art Gallery of Windsor facility

·       Capitol Theatre

·       Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre/Adventure Bay Presented by WFCU Credit Union

·       Downtown Windsor Transit Terminal

·       350 City Hall Square West

·       400 City Hall Square East

·       Optimist Community Centre

·       Willistead Manor Complex

·       Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex

·       Constable John Atkinson Memorial Community Centre

·       WFCU Centre

·       Forest Glade Community Centre

·       Forest Glade Arena

Quotes:

“Investing in public infrastructure is essential to building the healthy, sustainable communities of tomorrow. This investment at Meadowbrook Park is another great example of our federal government’s commitment to partner with the City of Windsor to expand multi-use trails and create more vibrant public spaces for local residents to enjoy.”  – Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh. 

“Our government is continuing to invest in projects that allow families and friends to make the most of nature and parks. By replacing the pathways at Meadowbrook Park, we’re improving this place for everyone in Windsor to enjoy”.  – Monte McNaughton, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex

“Since the pandemic began in 2020, exploring Windsor’s parks and trails has become an everyday experience for many. Navigating public health guidelines has highlighted the importance of outdoor activity to support our physical and mental health. We’re grateful to upper levels of government for this much-needed funding boost that is helping to upgrade our infrastructure and strengthen the quality of life for Windsor residents.”  - Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens

“So happy for the residents of the Meadowbrook Community who use this park extensively. This park trail widening & other improvements there will make a big difference moving forward towards our goal to have active & walkable neighbourhoods & parks. Terrific collaboration from the 3 levels of Government to bring this Community improvement to fruition.”  – Ward 8 Councillor Gary Kaschak​

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