Thursday September 9, 2010
Gwynne's Facelift Complete
New portal more inviting to the public at Gwynne Vaughan Park
Gwynne Park's newly finished entranceway was created to make the park more accessible and asthetically pleasing. Funds for the project came from the Chilliwack Foundation earlier this year.
Vaughan Park in Chilliwack is receiving some very special treatment! Nearly
completed improvements will help to increase the profile of the green space on
Hope River Road and Williams Road. A new entrance sign and stairs will welcome
park users into the formal garden of the park. The stairs used in the project
are granite slab stairs salvaged from the old downtown post office. The
improvements are part of a cooperative project between the Chilliwack
Foundation, the Gwynne Vaughan Park Society and the City of Chilliwack. The
work, valued at approximately $48, 000 will be completed by local contractors
Established in 1993, the park consists of 6.8 acres of lawns, gardens and a heritage orchard, all surrounding a heritage house built in 1896. It contains a large number of heritage and specimen trees, a wide variety of heritage shrubs and roses, and a large formal perennial border. The Park is managed by the Gwynne Vaughan Park Society and the City of Chilliwack.
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