Project Update - Southridge Community Park landscape and irrigation upgrades

Medicine Hat – Work on the landscape and irrigation project at Southridge Community Park is ongoing throughout the winter, with the current focus on activities inside the pumphouse. While the park’s washrooms remain open to the public, please be aware that there might be some short-term closures in the upcoming months as work continues.

The construction of a new wall on the west side of the washroom building has been completed and the wall on the east side of the building is slated for completion this spring. Construction fencing has been placed in areas where work is still in progress, and we kindly request that visitors adhere to all construction signs and barriers within the park.

Rehabilitation work on the trail surrounding the pond will be completed in 2024. This work is expected to begin in the spring and an update on trail closures will be provided once the schedule is finalized.

The seeding of the southeast corridor section of the park, originally scheduled for fall 2023, will be completed this spring. This area of the park has had to maintain its current state for much longer than originally planned, however the postponement was a strategic move to manage our water resources responsibly, understanding that new seeding requires substantial and consistent hydration.

The City thanks residents for their understanding and patience as the necessary improvements are completed.  

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