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VIDEO: See Jubilee Park’s improvements

Parking lots & new paths added, and lawn bowling pitch re-located for downtown Abbotsford landmark

Construction on improvements at Jubilee Park have wrapped up, just in time for the local event season.

The $2.7 million project began in 2018, and celebrated its grand re-opening on Friday.

The project saw the replacement of the lawn bowling club with a new path and parking lot, the formalization of another lot at the park’s south end, and new walkways aimed at better linking the downtown landmark with the surrounding neighbourhood. A new lawn bowling pitch at Mill Lake Park, off of Bevan Avenue, was also built and included in the project’s total budget.

A slight rise has also been added in the lawn to provide better viewing for concert events.

The city, province and Abbotsford Downtown Business Association all provided funding for the project.

The city also hopes to re-open the Centennial Library at the north end of Jubilee Park. The goal is to add offices and a coffee/ice cream shop with a deck facing Jubilee Park.

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Politicians attempt to spell J-U-B-I-L-E-E with blow-up letters and a little difficulty during a grand re-opening celebration on Friday. Jubilee Park is located in the Five Corners area (South Fraser Way and McCallum Road). John Morrow/Abbotsford News