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Dominion Park Community Association cuts ribbon on park revitalization

Saint John, NB – Dominion Park Community Association cut the ribbon this week on phase one of the revitalization of west Saint John’s Dominion Park, joined by community members and proud sponsors. 

Dominion Park Community Association ribbon cutting ceremony

J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to have played a role in the effort, enabling the advancement of the project following a donation in the Fall of 2021.   

Phase one of the project includes an improved, permanent amenities building with accessible bathrooms, an eatery for rent, rest facilities for staff and lifeguards and a much improved accessible outdoor space including a sunset lookout at the entrance to the beach. This replaced temporary facilities that have been used since flooding destroyed much of the park’s infrastructure in 2018.

Dominion Park building with line of people standing outside
 “We are happy to support our friends and neighbours on the West side by helping revitalize this important local asset,” said Jim Irving, co-CEO of J.D. Irving, Limited. “Like we’ve done with the Irving Nature Park and Children’s Forest, we want to keep working to enhance outdoor recreation options here in Saint John, where we live and work.”

Phases two and three will include enhanced recreation amenities such as a playground, improved picnic facilities, trails and boat access.

Beach at dominion park
Located on Saint John’s west side, Dominion Park is a popular year-round recreation destination. In summer, the stretch of beach provides ideal access to the Saint John River for swimmers and boaters. The Park currently features a playground, basketball nets, picnic and barbecue areas, and washroom and changing room facilities. Park users can also enjoy hiking trails, rock climbing, kayaking and a treetop aerial adventure park.

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