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More paths, access to parking in the works for Jubilee Park

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Based on feedback from residents, the City is looking at making some upgrades to Jubilee Park in downtown Grande Prairie.

Parks Planner Lindsey Juniper says a survey sent out found that most users of the park are happy with how it’s maintained, but would love to see projects in the future like paved trails and pathways, parking, and more park furniture like benches and picnic tables.

“We’re going to look at, first of all, increasing some accessibility. Right now we have a lot of gravel trails within Jubilee Park, so we’re looking at improving the accessibility within there for wheelchairs and people with walkers.”

A lit crosswalk at 102nd or 103rd Avenue for guests to reach community accessible parking lots is also being discussed.

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Juniper calls it a jewel in the middle of urban development, and hopes to increase the number of people who use it.

“It was a Centennial park for 1967. It was also dedicated as a  Peace Park in 2007. A lot of people pass by it, not a whole lot of people are frequenting the park on a regular basis.”

In total, there are around $500,000 worth of work that could be done.

Before it’s sent to budget deliberations, staff are going to looking at phasing them in over four years.

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