Centennial Park Update
CENTENNIAL POND LOWERING - NOTICE: The Town is lowering the water level at Centennial Pond temporarily to allow the stumps to be removed. Please use CAUTION around construction crews in the area during month of September.
Starting September 19, 2013, Crews will be working in Centennial Pond this week and next week removing stumps and deadfall along the north side of the pond. Residents using the pond must obey signage and watch for heavy equipment in the area. We appreciate the patience of residents and visitors during the Centennial Park/Pond upgrades.
The new playground equipment on the northeast end of the park has been installed and work is ongoing.
The developer has installed the majority of the large storm water lift station and forcemain along the east side of the pond to control water levels and will be fixing the surface work and installing the underground pumps at the end of the month.
Cutting down and removing the visible portion of the cattails in the wet areas including the cattails in the pond, around the pond and on the west side opposite the pathway is 90 percent completed, the contractor will come back in September to finish around the edges of the pond. The west portion of the low lying wet area (west of the pathway) has been clean up and is being dried out to ensure no cattails will grow in the future, topsoil to be placed in September.
The Town has been lowering the pond and the contractor was scheduled to be removing the deadfall trees and stumps this week along the north section of the pond, but due to birds nesting in the area this work has been re-scheduled to September 9th based on the Biologist's report and the migratory bird act.
A portion of the existing asphalt path from the bridge on the south side to the east will be replaced and the landscaping features will be constructed at this time as well. These features include new grass, trees, shrubs, bat and small bird areas and defined nesting areas.
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION - CENTENNIAL PARK REHABILITATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
A public information session was held on March 6th, 2013, where information was presented with a focus on the rehabilitation and enhancement work happening this year at the park, as well as potential future development in the park. CLICK HERE to view the information that was presented and view maps of the area.
For more information, please contact the Town at 403-885-4677.
Abbey Master Builder Centre
Abbey Centre Sneak-a-Peek
Come out and see our NEW spectacular Abbey Centre on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Meet some of our staff, ask questions and provide valuable feedback. See you there!
Pre-sale memberships will be available in January, 2014. The Town of Blackfalds is in the process of creating the rates for the Abbey Centre.
As of May 9th at 1:00 pm the Blackfalds Field House name has changed to the Abbey Centre. Abbey Master Builder donated $500,000 for the overall title sponsorship of the Blackfalds Field House for a period of 10 years. Blackfalds Field House Society members, Town Council, and Abbey Master Builder Owners Art and Gail Anastasi along with their staff and the general public were at the site to watch the unveiling of the new name “Abbey Centre”
The facility will now be referred to as the Abbey Centre and we as the Town are proud to call its new name for the next 10 years.
The Abbey Centre will include:
- Multi-use field house / gymnasium
- Fitness centre
- Walking track
- Indoor playground
- Lease spaces
- Administrative and community meeting areas
- Outdoor aquatic centre
- Outdoor amphitheatre/special events area
- Heritage / interpretive area
- Outdoor fitness equipment
- Picnic and sitting areas
- Outdoor playgrounds
- Open spaces
Progress Pictures (updates will be added regularly)
Abbey Centre Construction Photos
Centennial Park Outdoor Skating
Town of Blackfalds Centennial Park Outdoor Skating
Blackfalds Civic/Cultural Centre
Town of Blackfalds Civic/Cultural Centre
5018 Waghorn Street
Riser Pond Outdoor Skating
Town of Blackfalds Riser Pond Outdoor Skating
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