Abbotsford -APRIL 20 UPDATE – Significant improvements for Jubilee Park, in Historic Downtown Abbotsford, are now underway.
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun wsa part of the groundbreaking on Friday.
The park will be upgraded to enhance safety, improve visibility and increase parking.
The project is jointly funded by the City of Abbotsford, the Province of BC, and the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA) and totals $1.8 million in investment.
Improvements are proposed to be implemented in two phases, with the first phase scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2018. The park will be available for planned 2018 summer events, such as Jam in Jubilee and the ADBA car show.
As part of the project, the current lawn bowling facility will be relocated to a new venue for the 2019 season.
The second phase is scheduled to begin on September 4, 2018, including the existing lawn bowling facility removal and parking lot construction at the north and south ends of the park.
Jubilee Park is centrally located near historic downtown Abbotsford, and has a history as a preferred venue for many community events.
APRIL 19 UPDATE – The official groundbreaking for new constructions and upgrades of Jubilee Park will be at Noon, Friday April 20.
Officials from the Provincial Government, City of Abbotsford, and the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA) will be present for the groundbreaking of the Jubilee Park Improvement Project.
Jubilee Park will be upgraded to enhance safety, improve visibility and increase parking.
APRIL 5 ORIGINAL STORY – A $2.7M facelift to Jubilee Park is ready to start within days and that means new digs for the annual Jam In Jubilee (and for the annual Abbotsford Downtown Business Association Car Show). In a nutshell, the lawn bowling club with move to Mill Lake Park and in its place, a natural amphitheater facing the old Centennial Library. That’s where Jam In Jubilee will call home in July.
If you have never experienced Jam In Jubilee, it’s a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural concert series that runs for four Thursday nights each summer in Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park. Each night, a crowd of local culture-lovers enjoys three musical acts, side-stage performances, a vendor market, interactive art installations, workshops, food trucks, craft beer, and an “After Hours” musical showcase.
The 2018 concert series has yet to be announced, but they have a strong social media presence with their website, Facebook and Twitter. Keep an eye for the 2018 announcement.
This is video from the 2016 Jam In Jubilee: