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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kil-cona Park (1229 Springfield Road, Winnipeg)

Formerly a landfill in North Kildonan, development of this large Winnipeg regional park was initiated in the late 1970s to relieve demand upon and usage of Kildonan Park. Officially named Kil-cona Park (and shortened to Kilcona Park), the site commemorates the two former municipalities of Kildonan and Transcona, though the Rural Municipality of Springfield is in greater geographic proximity than the latter. A commemorative plaque was unveiled here on 31 August 1982, and is dedicated to the East Kildonan - Transcona Community Committee members (and City Councillors) A. Joroski, D. Mitchelson, J. Ragsdill, P. A. Rizzuto, and A. J. Skowron. The park also contains the Harbourview Recreation Complex, which was visually designed as in the style of a fishing village in tribune to Manitoba’s Icelandic heritage, as well as the Harbourview Golf Course. The Harbourview name remains in common usage, leading some to refer to this site as Harbourview Park.

Commemorative monument in Kil-cona Park

Commemorative monument in Kil-cona Park (August 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Kil-cona Park

Kil-cona Park (June 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.93164, W97.02352
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: East Kildonan Horticultural Society Plaque (Kil-cona Park, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Transcona School / Beaman School (Springfield Road, Winnipeg)


A City at Leisure: An Illustrated History of Parks and Recreation Services in Winnipeg, 1893-1993” by Catherine Macdonald, 1995. Manitoba Legislative Library, Winnipeg Parks&Rec C.3]

“Garbage considered as source of energy,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 1984, page 4.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 August 2021

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