Improvements to McKee Park as of May 25

Article content

Upgrades to a west-end park will begin after the long Victoria Day weekend and will require a short-term closure while work continues.

Article content

The City of Windsor says green spaces and trails in McKee Park will be closed for three to four weeks beginning May 25, but the parking lot and boat dock will remain open.

Crews will remove and replace the asphalt paths, install three new bench cushions and place concrete foundations for eight new decorative light stands.

Efforts will also be made to improve drainage.

Park users are requested to avoid construction sites.

Once the foundation is in place, other improvements will follow in phases, including the installation of the boardwalk and gazebo; paths, lighting, silos and benches; and accessible playground installation.

Upgrades are estimated to cost $400,000, with $150,000 from the city’s capital budget, $50,000 from neighborhood funds, and $200,000 from the Gordie Howe International Bridge Company Community Benefit Plan.

tcampbell@postmedia.com

twitter.com/wstarcampbell

A portion of McKee Park in Windsor will be shown on Friday, May 13, 2022.
A portion of McKee Park in Windsor will be shown on Friday, May 13, 2022. Photo by Dan JanisseWindsor Star
A portion of McKee Park in Windsor will be shown on Friday, May 13, 2022.
A portion of McKee Park in Windsor will be shown on Friday, May 13, 2022. Photo by Dan JanisseWindsor Star

Leave a Comment