Welcome back, folks! Don't let the title confuse you.. we're still officially in the neighborhood of Churchway. Only, today we'll be focusing around true heart of Churchway - Coronation Park.
Last time, I showed you the commercial heart of the neighborhood of Churchway. However, this is truly the pride of the neighborhood, Coronation Park. Built in the late 1950's, the park was a celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and has been continually added to as time has passed. Merely a greenspace originally, a public observatory was added soon after the opening of the park, which can be seen at the top.
The large globe, and the structure to the left of it is the Space and Science Center, soon to be renamed the Telus World of Science, to fall in line with similar centers in Edmonton and Vancouver (all with the same sponsorship, as you might have guessed). The globular structure was the original center, built in the mid-70's, and includes a massive upgrade on the old observatory.
The center includes 5 permanent exhibits, as well as a huge gallery space for such visiting exhibitions as Body World and Lego exhibits. The city and the province are working on plans to dramatically expand the facility, although no firm details have been announced.
On the south side of the park, we have Tommy Douglas High School, as well as Coronation Pool and Coronation Rinks. All three were built in the mid 1970's.
To the north is continued residential. The apartments, Mayflower Towers, are basically your average middle class apartments. Nothing fancy, but certainly not falling apart.
A closer shot.
And just assorted fast foot joints along 142 St.
Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed the update!