Spencer Smith Park improvements

Spencer Smith Park gazeboWork is currently underway around the gazebo in Spencer Smith Park and the gazebo was recently removed. The work includes an upgraded gazebo at a new location; hard surfaced walkway, pedestrian lighting and benches; tree and perennial planting; grading and drainage improvements. Construction will continue until spring 2017.

For more information and to view a copy of the park plan, visit

I will be meeting with staff at the end of September to discuss options for the wood from the willows that were removed. Please email me with your ideas.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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