From The Free Press June 19 2008:
"A downtown Winnipeg park vital to new Canadians is about to receive a $5-million makeover planned in part by the inner-city residents who use the green space, the Free Press has learned.Although the details have yet to be finalized, the upgrades are expected to include $1 million of new lighting as well as the refurbishment of Waddell Fountain..."
That is really great news. Central Park, once one of Winnipeg's premiere parks, fell on hard times.
In the 80's the Core Area Initiative did some renovating and building around it but the socioeconomic conditions of the area made it a scary place. The recent flood of African immigrants in the 90s and 00s has helped to rejuvenate the amount of activity in the park.
Great news that it includes the fountain !