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Community invited to attend the grand re-opening of Dominion Park

The community is invited to attend a free day of fun activities and entertainment at Dominion Park on Saturday, August 19 to celebrate the completion of phase one of the park’s enhancements. 

Celebrations will begin at 1:00 p.m. with official remarks from Saint John Councillor Greg Norton, MLA Dorothy Shephard, MP Wayne Long and Dominion Park Community Association representative Derek Chaisson.

Beachgoers can enjoy an afternoon of recreation and fun including a free BBQ, DJ, steel drum band, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, face painting, and balloon twisting. Those in attendance are also invited to join a special First Nations Storytelling session that will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All activities are free of charge as part of the City’s Passport to Parks event series.

This exciting grand opening event marks the completion of phase one of a three-phase master plan to enhance Dominion Park’s natural assets and add new and accessible amenities. The plan was put into action jointly by the City and the community after the popular park sustained significant damage from historic flooding in 2018 and 2019.

With phase one now completed, visitors will see the following park enhancements:

  • A permanent, accessible building equipped to house a canteen
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Designated area for lifeguards and maintenance operations
  • A Sunset Plaza with seating and sun protection
  • New picnic facilities
  • Improved beach access
  • Changerooms
  • Improved electrical infrastructure and lighting.

Phase two and three of the master plan will include a playground, a multi-use sports court and a boat launch.

The grand re-opening event runs until 4:00 p.m. and the complimentary BBQ lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies last. Extra lifeguards will be on duty to support water sports.