It was a sincere pleasure to welcome members of the community and special guests to the official opening of the Kavanagh Green recreation and gathering space this past Saturday morning. Mayor Watson, Sharron Kavanagh (daughter of the late Thomas Kavanagh) and other family members and friends of the Kavanagh family along with the owners of Hazeldean Gardens, gathered to commemorate the new space.
This space is 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.
This unique gathering space is open to serve the residents of the Hazeldean Gardens as well as welcoming the community at large. There are a number of features for everyone to enjoy; including a bocce court, a gazebo, games tables (chess and checkers), a putting green, and a fitness station.