Plans to modify landscaping at Galt Gardens result in seating changes

Residents may have noticed some benches disappearing in Galt Gardens recently, but the City says this is nothing to be worried about.

Bill Richter, general manager of Parks with the City of Lethbridge, says some benches were simply removed after losing the slow battle with time.

“Some of the tables and benches were in poor condition, so we had them pulled out.”

He says this happens to coincide with the City looking at a new landscaping project that will see new seating arrangements in the downtown park, including a variety of unique designs from environmental to downtown classics.

“We’ve also put out some of those bistro sets that you’ve probably seen at Festival Square. Those have proven to be successful at that location as well as other parks in different cities, so we decided to try that approach as well.”

While there is no definitive date set for the upcoming Galt Garden landscape project, Richter says residents will not have to wait long.

“It’ll definitely happen this summer and then I believe some of those new seating options should arrive in about six weeks,” said Richter.

Justin Sibbet, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Lethbridge Herald