SUNDRE — Development of the new memory park will once again pick up in the spring.
But the project has already progressed substantially.
Major groundwork has been completed along with the installation of a central stone that was carved by local sculptor Morton Burke, as well as a gated perimeter fence surrounding the site, which is located along an alley south of Fourth Avenue N.E.
“We have finished with the project for this year,” said Bev Hallett, an organizer who has played an instrumental role in preparing plans for the green space.
Additionally, pads have been poured for benches, while approximately 15 trees and shrubs were planted, Hallett said by email on Sept. 10 in response to questions.
“Hopefully, we can have the project close to complete next year, which will include the construction and instalment of benches, more trees planted, a pathway and labyrinth built,” she wrote, expressing gratitude to all of the companies that have contributed.
That will all depend on the amount of funding raised through donations and perhaps grants as well, she added.
The municipality had previously committed to providing in-kind support in the form of maintenance such as mowing and watering, as well as assistance in installing the centrepiece stone, she said.
“We welcome and encourage interested individuals to take a look at the park and consider purchasing a tree or bench through the Sundre Palliative Care Association.”