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Construction starts for highly-anticipated park in downtown Fort McMurray

Construction has started on 'Kiyām Community Park'. Photo of design courtesy Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

FORT MCMURRAY (660 NEWS) – Downtown Fort McMurray is getting a makeover.

According to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, construction is officially underway for the highly-anticipated Franklin and Main Park with sights set on this Fall for completion.

Once finished, the park will feature an interactive water fountain, full-size basketball court, medicine wheel rock garden, spaces for micro businesses, a community event space, and more.

There will also be Winter activities including an ice skating path and Winter warm up areas.

RMWB Council identified downtown revitalization as one of its key priorities in the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.

You can take an interactive tour of the final design of Franklin and Main Park at rmwb.ca/franklinandmainpark.