Manitoba Housing enlisted Nadi Design on behalf of the City of Winnipeg to incorporate Landfill 24 into the overall master plan for Bridgewater Trails—an emerging neighbourhood in southwest Winnipeg. The City experienced increased growth in this area, requiring additional recreational spaces to address residents’ needs. According to the city, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park is one of the largest urban prairie parks in Winnipeg.
Our experience in landfill reuse, repurposing and redesign made us the perfect choice to turn the decommissioned landfill into a viable recreational public space. We designed Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park to include native prairie grasses and trees, dedicating over 35 acres of land to sustainable native plantings—for residents (and Winnipeggers) to enjoy while using the meandering walking trails throughout the park. For sports-minded residents, we integrated various sports activities into the park, such as bocce ball, volleyball, basketball, baseball and ultimate Frisbee.
We provided landscape architecture services for each phase such as creating the schematic design, finalizing the design development, tendering construction documents and performing contract administration. As well, we developed renderings of the park and over the course of the project, we monitored, minimized and mitigated methane emissions to ensure that the creation of this park remained sustainable, low-maintenance, high-value and naturalized.