With the recent passing of our park’s Founder, Lily Fielding, the @kivipark Volunteer Team would like to recognize her and her late husband, Cliff Fielding, by naming the two play structures in their honour.
It was Mrs. Fielding’s direction and intent to dedicate the eastern playground to her husband of 68 years, but she didn’t have the opportunity during her lifetime. With her passing, the Kivi Park Volunteer Team would like to fulfill her wish by naming the eastern play structure the ‘Cliff Fielding Playground’. We would also like to honour Mrs. Fielding by naming the western, natural wooden play structure for younger children the ‘Lily Fielding Playground’. Lily and Cliff’s shared focus on community, passion for the outdoors and philanthropic vision will be united together at Kivi Park with this tribute.
We would like to invite the community, particularly the children, for a fun, informal celebration of both of their lives and their generous donations to Kivi Park by joining us for a BBQ and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony later this autumn. Once a date has been set, we will notify the community. We look forward to celebrating the lives of Lily and Cliff Fielding with you this fall!
Join us tonight for the first @kivipark Trail Running Series brought to you by @adventure365_ski.bike.run !
Whether you're a beginner or avid runner, we're looking for anyone with a passion for the outdoors, running or fitness to join us for a 1km kid’s race or 4km adult race with the option of additional laps.
Meet us in front of the @adventure365atkivipark Rental Facility at 5:30pm to register! $5 for kids and $10 for adults, and all proceeds go towards @Kivi Park. Registration is CASH only and we encourage those looking to participate in the additional laps to bring a headlamp for the later hours or pick one up at A365.
Don’t forget your running shoes, and we will see you on the trails!🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♂️
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our park’s Founder, Mrs. Lily Fielding.
Mrs. Fielding was born in the Long Lake area and a lifelong resident. She was passionate about her community and the area which she grew up in, and where her and her husband of 68 years, Cliff Fielding lived, got married and raised their children.
When Long Lake Public School closed in 2012 due to budget constraints, she purchased the land and donated it back to the City of Greater Sudbury. In 2016, Mrs. Fielding celebrated her 100th birthday by donating $1 million to purchase an additional 300 acres of land which introduced Kivi Park to the community. She later donated another 150 acres of land, marking a total of 450 acres, along with another donation of over $2 million to continue to develop the park into what it is today. Kivi Park was named after Mrs. Fielding’s parents, Susanna and John Kivi and the Finnish residents who originally settled in the Long Lake area of Greater Sudbury.
We are so thankful to enjoy the beautiful area and many activities Mr. and Mrs. Fielding have given to us through Kivi Park. We will always remember Lily Fielding, local philanthropist, as an extraordinary woman who continued to give back to the community through generous donations to the outdoors, arts, education and health care. Lily and Cliff Fielding have made such a major impact in our community and the Kivi Park Team thanks them from the bottom of our hearts.
We will continue to remember them through their legacy of Kivi Park every time we are hiking to Kivi Ridge, paddling Crowley Lake, biking through the trails, laughing with our children at the playgrounds, smelling the flowers and sharing a hello and a smile with our fellow visitors.
Mrs. Fielding enjoyed 103 incredible years and she will live on in all of our hearts.
There are some amazing events coming to @kivipark this fall!
Wondering how you can become a vendor at our upcoming Kivi Park Yard Sale? Looking for information on the Trail Run Series with @adventure365atkivipark ? Wondering how you and your pup can take part in the SAINTS #BarkinthePark fundraiser?
With information on event start times, website links, contact information and maps, the Kivi Park events page (www.kivipark.com/events/) has everything you need to know for upcoming events.
Looking for something to do with the family this long weekend? Explore some of the amazing sights and lookouts at @kivipark on bike!
Bring your own or visit our friends at @adventure365atkivipark to rent a bike for the day and find some of our favourite views like the Ristimaki Lookout and Kivi Ridge!
See you on the trails 🚲 📸: @mctworo
Crowley Lake will be closed for the weekend but will reopen Saturday, September 7th and continue to be open on weekends from 9am-5pm until the seasons change! 🛶🛶🛶
Rentals can be made by contacting our Outpost Coordinator, Mani. For more info visit our website! (Link in bio)
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The Sudbury Star · 08.17.2016 · Kivi Park News
New park a lasting legacy
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kicx 91.7 · 08.15.2016 · Kivi Park News
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South Side Story · 08.15.2016 · Kivi Park News
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The Sudbury Star · 08.15.2016 · Kivi Park News
New park becomes city’s largest
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The Sudbury Star · 07.31.2016 · Community
Sudbury family makes generous gesture
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Sudbury.com · 07.26.2016 · Community
Sudbury philanthropist Lily Fielding donates land for seniors’ housing
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