The area spans from the Traffic Bridge to Kinsmen Park.
The work includes enhancements to 1.5 km of existing primary Meewasin Trail and adjacent areas through Friendship Park, Kiwanis Memorial Park and the trail connection under the University Bridge.
You can review the information document containing drawings and maps HERE. This project has been approved to proceed by the Meewasin Board and the City of Saskatoon.
This project will be completed in phases, starting with Kiwanis Memorial Park South, from the Broadway Bridge north to the Bessborough Gardens in 2023. Future construction phases are planned in 2024 and beyond, subject to funding.
This project includes enhancements to 300m of existing primary trail through Kiwanis Memorial Park South between the Broadway Bridge and Bessborough Hotel including:
- Replacement of the existing asphalt trail to more than double its current width,
- Site furniture replacements throughout the park,
- Retention and protection of existing mature trees,
- New tree plantings,
- Two new river viewpoint nodes,
- Upgraded trail lighting,
- Replacement of the existing drinking fountain,
Construction is advancing steadily. We are working with our contractors towards reopening as soon as possible. A completion date will be announced when we near the final stages of construction. Trail users continue to be detoured along Spadina Crescent, around the work zone. The boat launch area remains open and functional.
This is the first phase of planned enhancements to the entire Meewasin trail in Kiwanis Memorial Park. Future phases will be completed over multiple years as funding becomes available.
Funding for this project is supported by the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the City of Saskatoon, Trans Canada Trail, and many individual donors.