- Over seeding was completed to further thicken healthy grass growth for the natural grassland area and new trees were added around the space for the woodland area.
- Continue to re-evaluate natural area’s condition and adjust work plan accordingly.
- Allow trees to sucker from their roots creating a small densely wooded bluff which over time will expand into the grassland area.
- Monthly mow a 1.8m wide (6 foot) strip along the edge of the asphalt pathway to allow trees to naturally expand into the surrounding space.
- String trim around culverts to maintain drainage.
- Continue thistle and fox tail management with targeted trimming and selected maintenance measures.
View some common questions and answers about Regent Par 3 Redevelopment Site.
Where is the natural area within the Regent Par 3 Redevelopment Site?
It’s in the north end of the park, adjacent to the South Storm Channel.
How are other grassland areas in the City of Regina maintained?
Grassland spaces are designed for minimal maintenance. Each space is typically mowed once a year in August after grass has gone to seed. The City of Regina monitors space to respond to issues that may crop up from time-to-time and may require an adjusted maintenance schedule.
What is Canadian Thistle?
Canadian Thistle is an invasive root-creeping perennial weed that has white or purple flowers and long narrow, crinkled leaves with spiny edges. It is managed through herbicide application and mowing to prevent seed spread.
What is Foxtail Barley?
Foxtail Barley is an invasive grassy weed that usually shows up in summer. Before these weeds sprout their foxy seed heads, they can be difficult to spot, as the leaves look similar to the rest of the grass in your lawn. Foxtail Barley weed is controlled through managed mowing.
Why are there not more trees in the space?
Some of the original trees in the park have died. By allowing the remaining trees to sucker many more trees will begin to appear in the near future.
What does the City do to prevent mosquitos?
The City of Regina applies a biological agent to areas of standing water to prevent mosquitos.
The long grass is a breeding ground for ticks and other pests, how is the City managing this?
The City is utilizing a mowed strip on either side of the asphalt pathways to minimize the risk of ticks and other pests transferring onto passers-by.
What does the City do to manage rabbits?
Rabbits are part of the Regina ecosystem and their populations ebb and flow. We have seen an increase of rabbits and rabbit damage in the past several years. Currently there isn’t a program to manage rabbit populations. To help overcome this, part of the plan within this space is to allow for the woodland to renaturalize and self-propagate. This will further fill in and replace trees that have died or been damaged by rabbits.
Why am I required to maintain my property, yet the City is allowed to let the grass grow?
The City manages its open space using a variety of methods. Spaces like the Regent Par 3 Redevelopment Site were originally designed to mimic a natural ecosystem, providing plants to help filter the water to improve water quality before reaching the South Storm Channel. The natural area also provides important habitat for native birds and animals.