City of Abbotsford aims to have Jubilee Park improvements done by spring

Redevelopment to include amphitheatre area with seating for 500

The City of Abbotsford hopes to have the redevelopment of Jubilee Park completed by the end of March.

A request for proposals (RFP) issued recently lays out what the city would like to see from $1.7 million worth of improvements to the park and the relocation of lawn bowling facilities to Mill Lake Park. Funding for the project is coming from the city, the province and private funders.

According to the RFP, the city wants the new park to have more green space, “flexible outdoor plaza/amphitheatre areas for seating of 500,” and improved visibility and connectivity with area roads.

The city also wants: better accessibility to the Centennial Library entrances; signage reflecting the history of the area and “contributors to the park”; increased parking, including “permit parking to enhance the park programming”; and the possible construction of additional playgrounds and fitness areas.

The redevelopment will also see the moving of the lawn bowling club that has called Jubilee Park home for decades. The RFP says the city is seeking construction of a synthetic facility and amenities close to the horseshoe club.

The city hopes to award the project to a builder by the end of October and have it completed by March 30.