Open House Thursday For South Walkerville Park

Monday February 25th, 2013

Posted at 11:00am


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A public meeting will be held this Thursday on future improvements to Optimist Memorial Park.

Optimist Memorial Park is 51.58 acre (20.87ha) community park located on Ypres Boulevard between Elsmere and Gladstone Avenues. The park was originally named Senator Kennedy Park, then Memorial Park, and was first established in 1925.

Optimist Park was developed as an extension of Memorial Park in 1949. In 1974, the Optimist Community Centre was officially opened, and it quickly established itself as an integral part of both the South Walkerville community and the Memorial-Optimist Park Complex.

The site boasts a magnificent stand of mature oak trees, as well as soft maple, white ash, walnut, red cedar, spruce, pine, basswood, wild cherry, witch hazel, thorn apple, elm, hickory, silver maple, and wild crab apple. The Park is home to many community amenities such as a picnic shelter, baseball diamonds, tabaggon hill, soccer field, and off leash dog park.

The open house will be held at the Caboto Club, located at 2175 Parent Avenue from 6pm to 8pm.

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