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Planning, Property & Development

Blue Bird & Lismore Parks Redevelopment

Blue Bird Park was last redeveloped in 1999, therefore the park is due for an update. With the open greenspace at Lismore Park right beside it, this is a good time to think of the two greenspaces together and come up with ideas for what is needed in the community and the best way to address it in the available park spaces.

Engage

We want to hear from you!
The City wants to hear from you to help determine future park enhancements. Join us at a public workshop to discuss opportunities to better serve Blue Bird Park and Lismore Park users and the surrounding community.

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time:  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Brooklands School, 1950 Pacific Ave. W.
Format: Brief presentation at 6 p.m., followed by table discussions

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by emailing .

If you require alternate formats or ASL interpretation to participate, please contact or 204-986-4243 by September 25, 2019.

Take the online survey to provide your input on future park enhancements. The survey will be open from September 10 to October 10, 2019.

If you have further questions or feedback, please contact the project team at or 204-986-4243.

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Project Timeline

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Background

Blue Bird Park was last redeveloped in 1999, therefore the park is due for an update. With the open greenspace at Lismore Park right beside it, this is a good time to think of the two greenspaces together and come up with ideas for what is needed in the community and the best way to address it in the available park spaces.

Since the nearby Bannatyne Park play structure has reached the end of its useful life and it is located less than a five minute walk from Blue Bird and Lismore parks, the play structure there will be removed and the area will be re-sodded. The intent is to focus resources on a new playground at the larger, more central site at Blue Bird and Lismore parks.

Funding to redevelop Blue Bird and Lismore parks is available through the Parks and Recreation Enhancement Program. To add to the diverse recreational needs of users, the City is working with stakeholders and residents to determine the best way to invest in the future of these two neighbourhood parks.

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Open House Boards 09/10/2019 Storyboards
News Release 09/10/2019 News Release
Postcard 09/10/2019 Invitation

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why does the City of Winnipeg want to redevelop Blue Bird and Lismore parks?
The City is planning to redevelop Blue Bird and Lismore Park to serve the needs of area residents and visitors. The City will seek feedback from area stakeholders and the public to ask what they would like to see in the parks and what types of features would be the most desirable.

Date added: September 2019

Why are you decommissioning the Bannatyne Park play structure?

Since the nearby Bannatyne Park play structure has reached the end of its useful life and it is located less than a five minute walk from Blue Bird and Lismore parks, the play structure there will be removed and the area will be re-sodded. The intent is to focus resources on a new playground at the larger, more central site at Blue Bird and Lismore parks.

Date added: September 2019

Where are Blue Bird and Lismore parks?

Blue Bird and Lismore parks are located across from Oddy Street, at the intersection of Oddy Street and Lismore Avenue.

Date added: September 2019

How are these parks currently used?

Blue Bird Park features a number of seating areas, as well as various play structures for children. Lismore Park is larger than Blue Bird Park and features a small seating area.

  • Ensure Winnipeg accommodates a wide variety of housing options to meet all needs;
  • Encourage economically sustainable development that draws value from existing infrastructure and enhancements such as rapid transit and active transportation;
  • Clarify and build on concepts such as ‘context-sensitive development’;
  • Understand and mitigate the concerns most commonly associated with residential infill; and
  • Provide greater clarity, consistency and predictability in the development application process.

Date added: September 2019

What types of features could be added to the parks?

The City will seek feedback from area stakeholders and members of the public to determine what they would like to see in the parks and what types of features would be the most desirable. Options will then be evaluated to determine their feasibility within space, time, and budget constraints.

Date added: September 2019

How can I provide feedback?

Please visit the Engage tab to find out how you can get involved.

Date added: September 2019

Last update: September 10, 2019