Assiniboine Park Conservancy: Winnipeg's crown jewel

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Member Profile
Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Assiniboine Park exists to connect people to nature and to create community through a variety of experiences. Established in 2008 as a private/public, not-for-profit, charitable organization, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) has a mandate to develop, govern and manage the overall Park and its amenities. APC has a 50-year lease with the City of Winnipeg which owns the property and assets.

Along with being one of the largest in size, Assiniboine Park has a wide range of diverse activities, programs and attractions: the Assiniboine Park Zoo; the Assiniboine Park Conservatory; the Lyric Theatre where free concerts and movies are enjoyed throughout the summer; a first class art gallery at the Pavilion; the child-thrilling Nature Playground; a one-of-a-kind sculpture garden featuring the works of late, internationally renowned artist Leo Mol where free jazz concerts are a summer hit; an enchanting Duck Pond; the Qualico Family Centre with its park café, breath taking gardens; wide-open green spaces for picnics, leisure and sports; and wonderful trails for walking, cross country skiing, and the much-loved “monkey trails” for biking.

Most Manitobans, and former Manitobans, have memories of Assiniboine Park. Having contributed to our lives over the past 107 years, Assiniboine Park belongs to the community.

Assiniboine Park is unique and its ten-year redevelopment plan pays tribute to its many features and its position in the community. The improvements currently being undertaken will benefit all users – a broad spectrum of the community including all ages, all nationalities, and all socio-economic groups. This is a special time in the Park’s history, and a unique time to become involved in building the future of this civic treasure.

To learn more about the changes happening at Assiniboine Park visit their website.

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