June 7, 2013 / For immediate release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie invites media and the public to join members of the Jensen family for afternoon tea in the newly redeveloped Jensen Park on June 14 from 1-3 p.m..
“We are hosting a celebration of the newly redeveloped park and honoring its long history in our City,” says Archie Lang, Manager of Parks and Public Works with the City of Airdrie.
Jensen Park was a horse race track in the 1940’s, a field for Sports Days the whole community came out to, a splash park and now houses the Plainsmen Arena and a gorgeous park and is quickly becoming an outdoor event destination including the Airdrie Farmer’s Market’s new location.
“Although the park has evolved with the times, one thing has remained the same, it’s where community comes together,” adds Lang.
Jensen Park is named after the late Knud and Lilly Jensen who settled in Airdrie in 1938. Knud was active as a village councilor serving for almost 10 years. Lilly was involved in the community throughout her life and passed away recently. Members of their family will be on hand to help mark this special occasion.
“Everyone is welcome to come and rediscover this gem in the heart of Airdrie and learn more about our City’s past,” added Lang.
Jensen Park Grand Re-opening
June 14, 2013
1-3 p.m. (formal Ceremony at 2 p.m. with Mayor Peter Brown)
Manager, Parks and Public Works, City of Airdrie
403-948-8400 ext. 6416