Archive for the ‘Parks’ Category
The newest sculptures in the City of Kitchener are far more interesting than the infamous “worm” in front of the courthouse on Frederick Street. The Pedestrian on the parking garage at Charles and Benton Streets is easily understood as is this new art in McLennan Park on Ottawa Street in Kitchener. The park officially opens tomorrow and the festivities and events are detailed here.
(McLennan Park , 901 Ottawa St. South, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Artist: Gerry Houghton
“Moments”, the new public art work at McLennan Park, is a 5-metre tall aluminum sculpture. Four figures are grouped together: cyclist, skateboarder, walker, and ice skater, to celebrate the spirit of recreation at McLennan Park.
I am spending a lot of time at McLennan Park these days!
My computer time has been largely taken by the lastest addition to our family. A 12 week old puppy is a pleasant but time consuming companion. We live near McLennan Park and development of the site is nearing completion. The wet spring weather has caused some delays. The old leash-free park was closed for several months and the new and greatly enlarged run is now open. It is a nice place to socialize a dog and to meet other pet owners.
The dog park has mature trees, a shady trail, a water tap and plenty of waste receptacles. Judging by the cleanliness of the area, it appears that most people do pick up after their dogs.
There are a number of benches where pet owners can sit and rest or visit. Our little lady likes to sit under the bench when she is tired or overwhelmed by all the activity.
You can enter the area from Strasburg Road or the Ottawa Street South entrance and parking lot. The Blackhorne Drive entrance is not open yet.
Playing fields are gradually drying out and sports teams are getting a late start on their outdoor seasons. Cricket games are played at Waterloo Park throughout the summer months. This is a game I know very little about but it looks more interesting to me than football. ;-)