City of Regina plans to rename Regent Par 3 Golf Course lands with indigenous connections

Regina city council voted Wednesday unanimously to rename the parks and land around the former Regent Par 3 Golf Course.

The City of Regina plans to have an indigenous connection for the new name.

Mayor Sandra Masters said that the new name would fit city guidelines that require 25 per cent of streets and 50 per cent of park names to have an Indigenous connection.

“It’s important to kind of reset past history which was exclusionary in nature in terms of the history of all us, and that we work towards as one small piece of reconciliation, that acknowledgment of indigenous ancestry, history, and culture, and we work towards putting that on our civic infrastructure.”

Masters said that Regent Park is an easy place to rename.

“The name Regent Par Three is not overly inspiring; there is a lot of investments going into that park, and given its location, it just makes a lot of sense that we would honour Indigenous culture by renaming the park.”

Construction is currently nearly its completion on the development of the new park. The resulting park space combined with the adjacent Regent Pool Park will be a neighbourhood recreation hub for the Coronation Park, Regent Park and North Central neighbourhoods.

Recreation amenities at the new park include the Regent Pool, Wheat City Kinsmen Arena, basketball courts, spray pad, accessible playground, seasonal washrooms, picnic areas, multi-use sports field, neighbourhood off-leash dog parks, disc-golf course, toboggan hill, multi-use pathways and public art installations.

The City will work with the Regina Treaty Status Indian Services and the University of Regina linguistics department, to come up with the new name.

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