New look at Linwood Park, with community gardens and off-leash dog park

The community garden is the second one in the City and the 13th in the two Langleys.

  • Jun. 4, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Langley City now has its second community gardens, at Linwood Park. The official opening of the gardens and off-leash dog park took place last Friday, May 29. Some of the garden plots will be wheelchair-accessible, so that more people can enjoy gardening.

A pair of new projects should help foster a sense of community.

Those were the words of Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer last Friday afternoon (May 29) at Linwood Park as he officially opened a new community garden, as well as a new off-leash dog park.

“We see both of these projects as really great community building opportunities,” Schaffer said. “Places where residents can meet to do the things they love, enjoy the open spaces and connect with their neigbhours.”

The project has been two years in the making.

The community garden is the second one in the City and the 13th in the two Langleys.

There is a wait list for community gardens in the area, said Sarah Atherton, the interim executive director of the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS).

“That shows how much of a need there is for a community garden,” she said.

LEPS built the planters for the community garden and the volunteer-based non-profit society will manage the community garden.

Some of the garden plots will be made wheelchair accessible.

“We hope to become that vibrant space for everybody,” Atherton said.

Schaffer thanked LEPS, SK Bobcat, Kore Irrigation, K-9 Community Clean and local tree service companies for helping complete the projects.

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