HOLLINGER PARK UPDATE – September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018 – The Hollinger Park is undergoing a major facelift, with many upgrades planned to take place over the next few years, and the City is asking for the public’s patience while the popular park sees changes and improvements.

The City is committed to providing regular updates as work progresses, and encourages those with questions or concerns to contact the City of Timmins directly.

For the week of Oct. 1-5:

  • The entire park and parking lot are now closed for construction. There will be no public access to the park, other than the Cenotaph;
  • The Hollinger Mini-Putt is now closed for the season;
  • A geotextile fabric will be installed this week, prior to spreading the fill material on the North field;
  • The installation of a new water line for the splash pad and skate path is near completion;
  • Sodding will begin on the baseball field has begun by Niagara North;
  • Work on the grandstands continues by Praztek Construction;
  • Work on the electrical upgrades at the park has begun;
  • Hydro Seeding will begin shortly by LaFleur Gardens.

Background:

Due to a report issued regarding soil contamination, significant fill is required to be added to the park. This reality provided an opportunity for the redesign of the open-space area, leading to a five-year phased plan being developed.A conceptual design was prepared by Dillon Consulting in 2018 and the city has also secured the services of an engineering firm to complete a detailed lot grading and drainage plan to accommodate the soil that is to be added to the site.

The complete 2016 Hollinger Park Soil Sampling report is available through the City’s website:

http://www.timmins.ca/download/reports_and_publications/Soil_Sampling_Program_Hollinger_Park.pdf

 

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212      heather.duhn@timmins.ca

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