Kinsmen Park and Mendel Art Gallery site targeted for renewal
Saskatoon’s largest park, together with the sites of the Mendel Art Gallery
, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
and the Shearwater boat tour
docks are the target of a massive renewal project and the city of Saskatoon is ready to begin a two-year planning process to ensure that the public amenities best meet the future needs of the community. Attendance at Kinsmen Park has declined forty percent in recent years. A $5 million dollar sponsorship agreement with Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan
provides funding for a needed renewal that will link the four City Park
area amenities under one concept plan.
The $170,000 planning process was approved Monday by the city’s executive committee. Assuming that $100,000 in funding from next year’s budget is approved in December, the planning process for a transformation can begin immediately with the hiring of a consultant and a public call for ideas for the Mendel Art Gallery site that will become vacant when the Art Gallery of Saskatchewan opens in late 2014 at River Landing.
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