2015 Parks Remediation and Reconstruction Program Begins


HIGH RIVER, AB: Work began (Wednesday) on the Town of High River’s 2015 parks and green space remediation and reconstruction program. Thirty-three projects including continued work on storm ponds and dike landscaping; boulevard aerating, top-dressing and seeding; replacing and rebuilding of structures like benches and patio stones; and, resurfacing of tennis courts damaged during the 2013 floods are included in the program. The majority of the funding has been provided by the Disaster Recovery Program.

“We are very excited to begin this next stage of restoring High River’s parks, ponds and boulevards,” said Kim Unger, project lead for the Town. “In 2014 we were able to complete a lot of the general clean-up work. Now that this initial work is done we can begin additional remediation and restoration work.”

Projects are located throughout town and crews will move from area to area as ground conditions make it possible for work to be carried out. All 33 projects are expected to be completed in 2015, pending weather conditions.

Project areas will be signed when work is about to begin and residents notified where properties are immediately adjacent to work areas. The nature of this year’s rehabilitation and reconstruction should require minimal disruption to street traffic. Partial closures of some Happy Trail pathways will occur for short periods of time, as conditions require.

A map with a full list of project locations is available on the Flood Renewal and Resources at www.highriver.ca. Progress pictures and location updates will also be posted to the Town’s website, Facebook and Twitter feed, as well as the Town Crier.

The map and project information will also be on display at the Town’s upcoming drop in information session, April 14, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at the Highwood Memorial Centre.