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September 3, 2017

Happyland Park

Filed under: Community News,Happyland Park — Admin @ 4:28 pm
The City of Winnipeg is currently exploring upgrading the play structure and would like your input on that…

May 30, 2017

Happyland Park Update

Filed under: Happyland Park — Admin @ 5:36 pm

Happyland Public Engagement Summary available online, construction expected late summer/early fall 2017…/HappylandPublicEngagementSummary.p…

Thank you to office of Public Engagement for this update!

February 7, 2017

Happyland Park updates

Filed under: Happyland Park — Admin @ 5:17 pm
Members of the South St. Boniface Residents’ Association (SSBRA) have had their say about the future of the play structure in Happyland Park. An open house information session was held recently by the City of Winnipeg…
166 people reached
Matt Allard

Matt Allard As an update to the Happyland park project which is using 2017 PREP funding, staff have accumulated the survey responses, including the written responses and the French survey responses.

Parks staff are currently working on a proposal for the park improvements for the budget that is available and will share the proposed plan once it is put together.

Disc golf was mentioned very often in the survey responses and staff are meeting with the group tomorrow to discuss working together on upgrading the disc golf amenities at the park.

A plan and budget is currently being developed. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Thank you!


South St Boniface Residents Association
South St Boniface Residents Association Thank you. Wondering if there any kind of proposed timeline? Where will the updates be posted or will they be sent out?

September 17, 2015

“Kiwanis Happyland Park”?

Filed under: Community History,Happyland Park — Admin @ 8:38 pm

The history of Happyland Park you may not know. Did you know it was called “Kiwanis Happyland Park”?

The park was first opened on June 2, 1933.

September 12, 2015

Sign the Petition

This Projects risks part of Happyland Park and extends up and down Archibald, and all along Marion from Youville to Panet, down Panet to Dugald, and down Dugald to Lagimodiere.

This will displace many residents and cause many local businesses left remaining hundreds of lost jobs, and revenue and could potentially cost them the complete loss of their business.

We strongly urge you to sign this petition and show all these Residents and Businesses your support!

Please click the link below;


Tell Winnipeg City Council to STOP the Widening and Grade Separation(Marion/Archibald), and save Happyland Park!

We urge Winnipeg City Council to stop the Marion Widening and Grade Separation in its current state of design, part of Plan Winnipeg since 2001, and identified as a short term priority in the Winnipeg Transportation Master Plan.The current plan has too many flaws and too much information was not disclosed to the residents by Public Works or MMM Consulting Group; information such as how the Public Market Brownfield development will tie into this design. Also failed to be disclosed was the basic consideration that was given in the design to ensure enough room for the future Southeast Bus Rapid Transit Corridor.The community does not feel that the guidelines for IAP2 (…) were met, and that attempts to satisfy this requirement were minimal at best. “Affected Residents” should have included people affected by; loss or limited access to an area, loss of amenities, loss of jobs and loss of rental space residential and business.

This project has more then doubled in size and in original cost projections. The project in its current state risks damage to Happyland Park, loss of homes for residents and hundreds of lost jobs in local businesses!

We request this project be stopped!

Requested by ;
Seine River Bonivital Residents Association
on behalf of our community


Nous encourageons fortement le conseil municipal de Winnipeg d’arrêter l’élargissement de la rue Marion et l’aménagement d’un carrefour à niveaux différents, inscrit dans le Plan Winnipeg depuis 2001 et identifié comme une priorité à court terme dans le Plan directeur des transports de Winnipeg.

Le plan actuel a de nombreux défauts et trop d’information n’a pas été divulgué aux résidents par Travaux publics ou MMM Group Consulting. Ils ont manqué d’informer les résident que le développement du public Brownfield sera lié à cette conception et en outre, il ont omis le fait qu’on a assuré assez de place dans l’étude de base pour le futur Corridor Sud-Est du Bus Rapid Transit.

La communauté ne croit pas que les lignes directrices du IAP2 (…) ont été satisfaites et que les efforts de répondre à ces exigences étaient minimes, au mieux. “Résidents affectés” devraient comprendre des gens affectés par les suivants; une perte de ou un accès limité à une zone, la perte d’agréments, la perte d’emplois et la perte de la location d’espace résidentiel et d’affaires.

Ce projet a plus que doublé de taille ainsi qu’en coût projeté initialement. Le projet actuel risque d’endommager Happyland Park, de perdre des maisons de résidents et causer la perte des centaines d’emplois dans les entreprises locales!

Nous demandons que ce projet soit arrêté!

Demandé par ;

Seine Bonivital Residents Association
au nom de notre communauté

September 6, 2015

Happyland Park vs…

Filed under: Happyland Park — Admin @ 12:57 pm

With the number of people who want to save Happyland Park you would think it would be a priority. But why are some parks considered more important then others?

Example Provencher Park

Did you notice local resident Allard was quoted?
“Our ultimate goal is to maximize the use of the park. Another nice thing about the master plan is that instead of working
on each component in isolation, we can look at the park as a whole. Another priority that was made loud and clear was the
importance of preserving the green space.”

Example Royalwood

“Residents of Royalwood have been asking for another playground for families to enjoy and I am pleased that we have been able to partner with the province to make this project happen,” said Vandal.

Yet others are having their parks taken away?

Matt Allard believes the community can play a big part in the destiny of Provencher Park. Allard, 31, is president of the Old St. Boniface Residents’ Association, which was recently involved in a Nov. July 10th, 2013 $200,000 from sale of property South of Marion Street on Archibald directed to Provencher Park improvements. Provencher park marion document

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