The Hazeldean Gardens Retirement Residence and the community welcome a new recreational space called the Kavanagh Green. Residents are invited to join Mayor Watson and I along with other special guests for the commemorative naming ceremony on Saturday, August 18th at 11:00.
This Green was named in recognition of the Kavanagh family’s historical significance to the community of Stittsville at the southwest corner intersection of Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main Street. For nearly a century, Kavanagh family members have made important contributions to the community of Stittsville and surrounding areas which include owning and operating the popular Stittsville Flea Market for 25 years and volunteering with the Food Bank, Holy Spirit Church and the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice.
The commemorative name was open for public comments and approved by City Council on December 13, 2017 and the Green was supported through the cash-in-lieu-of-parkland funds for Ward 6.
I would like to thank the owners of the Hazeldean Gardens for working with me and the City on this project, which will help to commemorate another valuable contributor to Stittsville’s rich heritage.
This corner will be open to serve everyone in the community as well as residents of the Hazeldean Gardens. The space includes some great features including a bocce court, a shade structure, a games table (chess and checkers), a putting green, and a fitness station.
A short reception will follow the ceremony, hosted by the Hazeldean Gardens. I highly encourage friends and family of the Kavanaghs and any interested residents of Stittsville to stop by and join this ceremony.