Environment and Open Spaces

Contact Information:

Stephen Kirk, Environment and Open Spaces Coordinator
Email: greenhouse@spenceneighbourhood.org

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The Spence Neighbourhood is the area between Portage and Notre Dame Avenues and Balmoral Street to Agnes Street. This 25 block area is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Winnipeg and has a rich history to be shared.  For more information on the history:  EOS History.

We envision that the residents of the Spence Neighbourhood will look upon their past, present and future with pride. We encourage the community to maintain the green spaces, boulevards, and their home areas. We envision members of the Spence Neighbourhood taking pride in living in the Spence Area which will help to reflect a more positive perception among the community at large.

On January 16, 2024, we had an Open House to showcase what we do and to make plans for the future.

Take a look at some of the things we do:  EOS OPEN HOUSE

If you click on “2024 bin swap” on the EOS OPEN HOUSE link you can see the video or watch it here:

Community Green Spaces

Green Spaces are City of Winnipeg owned lots that the SNA maintains, develops and makes safe places to be. These spaces are not designated as a tot-lot, community garden or park but function as open green space in the community.

Green Spaces in our neighbourhood include 683 Agnes Street and Cumberland Corridor (from Maryland Avenue to Spence Street).

Tot Lots and Parks:

  • Furby Park
  • Maryland/Wellington Tot Lot
  • Spence/Cumberland Tot Lot
  • Jacob Penner Park
  • Ogemah Makwa Okitaygaan – Chief Grizzly Bear’s Garden
  • Saigon Park
  • Agnes Green Space

Community Gardens:

  • “Sheba’s Paradise” – 483-485 Young St.
  • “Ashley Hudson Memorial Garden” – 607-611 Langside St.
  • 559 Langside St.
  • “The Kids Garden” – 435-437 Furby
  • 547 Furby St.
  • “Sunshine Gardens” – 635-637 Maryland St.
  • Green House – 689 Maryland St.
  • 448 McGee St. Garden
  • Jacob Penner Park Community Garden

You can see our community gardens here.

Organic and Household Waste

What is composting?

Composting is the natural process of breaking down organic material, such as kitchen and yard waste, to produce a nutrient-rich, soil-like material. The process works with the help of micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi combined with air and moisture.

Visit our Organic and Household Waste Page to find out more!



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