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By xyz (anonymous) | Posted February 02, 2010 at 13:19:35
KAY DRAGE PARK
Location: along the Chedoke Expressway north of King St. W. and west of Dundurn - Ward 1
Survey Descriptions: 80 Macklin St. N.: Plan 115; Registered Plan 62R6018, Parts 1 to 4; 74 Macklin St. N.: Plan 115, part of Lot 321 to part of Lot 328
Size: 12.74 hectares (31.48 acres)
Official Naming Date: November 24, 1981; also November 24, 1987
Features: soccer fields, ball fields, benches, walkways, parking
The park site was once a swamp and then was used as a dump from the mid 1950's until 1974. This land was originally known as the West Hamilton Landfill site.
In September of 1981 the sports field was completed. Later that year Kay Drage Park was named in memory of Kay Drage (1925 - 1978), a former city alderman who died from cancer. Kay Drage was well respected and known for her dedication to her work. She was devoted to improving and maintaining the City's parks. She was well-known for getting the landfill site converted into a park. The site was officially named again on November 24, 1987.
There was much talk about Kay Drage Park being environmentally unsafe, however, all testing has concluded that any chemical concentrations found have been well below the Ministry of Environment guidelines.
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