Park across from Chilliwack city hall to get an upgrade

Turns out an old fountain in a Chilliwack park is cracked, and the structure has been settling for years.

  • Aug. 5, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Some Chilliwack residents may have gained an appreciation over the years for the attractive green space maintained by city staff on Young Road across from city hall.

Sometimes wedding photos are even taken there because of its striking esthetic appeal.

But very few motorists or walkers who pass by are likely to know the green space has a name — Skelton Park.

Turns out the old fountain in the centre is cracked, and the structure has been settling for years, say city officials.

An invitation to tender went out from City of Chilliwack recently for the redevelopment of Skelton Park.

The fountain will be removed, and a reflecting pool is going in its stead, with new pathways to be built around the new feature.

The contractor being sought with the latest tender will be responsible for the complete redevelopment of the landscaped site, along with a provisional, or optional structure, like a trellis.

The work includes the provision of all materials, equipment and services, including labour, site preparation, drainage, installation and landscape work necessary to complete the Redevelopment of Skelton Park, located at 8535 Young Road, according to the bid specifications.

Bidders will be handing in a schedule with proposals, so the construction timeline will be known when the successful one is selected, said city staff.

The tender closes on Aug. 8.

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