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December 19, 2012

Citizens encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees

Let's Chip In Depots open December 27, 2012 - January 20, 2013

Released: 10:29 a.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - Do you have a real Christmas tree but aren't sure what to do with it once Christmas is over? Recycle it for free by taking it to one of the 11 Let's Chip In depots between Thursday, December 27, 2012, and Sunday, January 20, 2013.

Please remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, and tree stands. Residents are welcome to help themselves to free wood chips, which will be available at all depots in early January (while quantities last). Remember to bring a container.

Trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

Keeping Christmas trees out of our landfill means that the trees will continue to be a valuable resource. Winnipeg residents recycled 15,000 trees last season.

Depot locations

Charleswood Centre
24-hour access *NEW

3900 Grant Avenue southwest corner of the Safeway parking lot (along Haney Street)

Kildonan Park
7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m.

2015 Main Street Rainbow Stage parking lot
Kilcona Park
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Lagimodiere Boulevard and McIvor Avenue in the off-leash dog park parking lot
Whittier Park
24-hour access
178 Messager Street access off St. Joseph Street
St. James Civic Centre
24-hour access
2055 Ness Avenue northwest corner parking lot
Fire Hall # 17
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street
Vimy Arena
24-hour access
255 Hamilton Avenue, at Vimy Road
St. Vital Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
190 River Road, south parking lot
24-hour access
Chrislind Street and Ravelston Avenue
King’s Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
198 King’s Drive, south parking lot
Winnipeg Soccer Complex
24-hour access
900 Waverley Street at Victor Lewis Drive

Note: The depots at Assiniboine Park Zoo and Pan Am Pool are permanently closed.

The depot locations are also listed on the City's website at: and residents can also contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at for more information.

Winter fun for everyone in Winnipeg parks

Released: 11:14 a.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - The City of Winnipeg wants to remind the public there are numerous opportunities available to enjoy outdoor activities at City parks and facilities this holiday season. The City's Parks and Open Space Division and neighbourhood community centres offer a wide range of outdoor amenities and locations for winter activities, sure to be fun for everyone.

Winter park amenities include; skating ponds at designated locations, community club skating rinks neighbourhood pleasure rinks, toboggan slides, hills and cross country ski trails.

Kildonan Park, Waterfront Drive, Bunn's Creek Park, St. Vital Park, Crescent Drive Park and Fraser's Grove Park all have their toboggan slides open to the public.

This year, as construction is taking place at the Peguis Pavilion in Kildonan Park, the skating rink will be located next to the toboggan slides. Benches and picnic tables will be located around the rink including outdoor portable toilets in front of the Pavilion in the parking lot. Please note there will be no change facility open at Kildonan Park this year.

Warm up shelters are open for the holidays at both St. Vital Park and Harbour View Recreation Complex except Christmas day. There are over 40 pleasure skating rinks in neighbourhood parks. Please see the link below to find one near you.

Cross-country skiing
This winter's conditions have allowed our cross country ski trails to open early. Locations include; Kildonan Park, Harbour View, St. Vital Park, La Barriere Park, and Living Prairie Museum.

For a complete listing of amenities, maps, schedule information, please visit:

Toboggan Hills: (7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

  • Civic Park, 901 Kimberley Avenue
  • Victoria Jason Park (Crocus Park), 255 Redonda Street
  • Kilcona Park, 1229 Springfield Road. Shared Use Park with toboggan run located adjacent to Off-leash Area, look for signage posted.
  • Harbourview View Recreation Complex, 1867 Springfield Road
  • Westview Park, 1 Midland Street. Shared Use Park, watch for signs indicating areas to use for sliding.

Winter Slides: (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

  • Crescent Drive Park, 781 Crescent Drive
  • Kildonan Park, 2015 Main Street
  • Bunn's Creek Park, 365 McIvor Avenue
  • St. Vital Park, 190 River Road
  • Fraser's Grove Park, 85 Fraser's Grove
  • Waterfront Drive, Waterfront Drive and George Street

Regional Park Skating Rinks
Skating hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please be mindful of staff and equipment working on the ice. (Christmas Day - no ice maintenance or washrooms open to the public)

Kildonan Park - beside the toboggan slides (north of Chief Peguis Pavilion)
2015 Main Street, open daily 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Harbourview Recreation Complex
1867 Springfield Road, open daily 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Change facilities available. Salisbury House Restaurant opens from noon - 6:00 p.m. during the holidays.

St. Vital Park Duck Pond
190 St. Vital Road, open daily 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Change facilities available.

Crescent Drive Park
781 Crescent Drive, open daily 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Pleasure Rinks
There are 43 smaller neighbourhood pleasure rinks maintained for public use.

For locations of skating rinks in your neighbourhood, visit our website at or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at

Related links:

Last update: 28.12.2012

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