U of A gifts park and pond to the community for Canada 150

The University of Alberta has gifted a new park at South Campus to the community for Canada’s 150 celebration.

The park, called Evergreen Pond and Circle, includes a stormwater pond, which cost $2 million to construct, green space, and an arena stage. Opening celebrations for the park took place on September 24.

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The university said the circle was created to reference traditional gathering places around the world. Each of the five benches surrounding the circle is marked with the name of one of the university’s campuses; South Campus, Enterprise Square, North Campus, Campus Saint-Jean, and Augustana.

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Jacqui Tam, Vice-President (Relations) at the university, said it’s a way of bringing the university’s multi-community program together in one place.

“The park is not only marking Canada’s 150 but it marks the legacies of the people who have gone to the university,” she said.

The pond is lined with natural plant species. You will find conifers and deciduous trees in the area. Haley Dang

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Haley Dang is a elementary education student who writes and takes photos for The Gateway. When there's no snow on the ground, she enjoys spending time in her garden growing petunias. As long as snow is falling, though, she’ll be hiding indoors with a cup of tea.

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