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City to host ground-breaking ceremony for Rosedale Park project

The event will take place on Thursday along with a community barbecue
2021-06-06 Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centre File BC (4)
Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centre file photo.

The city of Sault Ste. Marie is hosting a ground breaking ceremony at Rosedale Park to celebrate phase one of the park's revitalization project.

The event will take place on Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. and will also feature a community barbecue sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Lakeshore and Sault Ste, Marie.

The Rosedale Park Revitalization Project includes landscaping, play areas, a connected parking lot and improved accessibility.

The full city press release about the event is included below.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is committed to creating a vibrant and attractive parks and recreation system that meets the varying needs of our community and accommodates a range of uses by our citizens. The Rosedale Park Revitalization Project is a multifaceted project, which will provide year-round play opportunities for all ages. As part of this project, trees and benches will be added throughout the park area and a pathway will connect the park to the parking lot, improving accessibility to the site.  

City staff and community partners will be hosting a ground breaking ceremony for Phase I of the project, 

Date: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 

Time: 3:00 p.m. 

Location: Rosedale Park 

Following the ground breaking ceremony, a community BBQ sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore and Kiwanis Club of Sault Ste. Marie will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. All are invited to attend.  

The City would like to recognize Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore, Child Care Algoma and Kiwanis Club of Sault Ste. Marie for the donations totaling $140,000. As approved at last night’s Council meeting, an additional donation of $75,500 on behalf of Kiwanis Club Lakeshore Foundation was received for Phase 2 of the project, bringing the new total support to $215,500. For more information or to provide input on the project, contact Jari Pihelgas, Supervisor of Recreation at 705-759-5313 or email