In concert with the dredging of Burnaby Lake, plans are proceeding in the Central Valley precinct. The City and the Aga Khan Development Network are continuing to plan and design a new family-oriented park at the 13-acre site on Sprott Street just west of Kensington Avenue. Material dredged from the Burnaby Lake Rejuvenation project is being placed on a site at Kensington and Joe Sakic Way for future recreation amenity development.
I take particular pride in the fact that we recognized that the cleaned Burnaby Lake dredgate would make perfect fill for nearby playing fields. Not only did this save us untold soil-transport trucking costs and the impact on the environment, but it will also enhance our playing field surfaces.
During Mawlana Hazar Imam’s recent Golden Jubilee visit, the City of Burnaby recognised the contributions of Mawlana Hazar Imam and the local Ismaili community by gifting a large parcel of land next to Burnaby Lake Jamatkhana, which will be developed into a park. In his remarks, the Mayor said: “We are honoured to create this park on the occasion of His Highness’ Golden Jubilee as the City of Burnaby’s recognition and thanks to the Aga Khan and the Ismaili community for making Burnaby their home. We have benefitted from their enterprise and contribution to civil society.” http://www.theismaili.org/cms/1070/Reflecting-on-25-years-of-the-Ismaili-Centre-Burnaby
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