This pocket park is located at the south end of the Provencher Bridge in Winnipeg.
A plaque at the park explains it was built to honor the memory of Lyle Thomas. Lyle was just sixteen years old when he was killed on July 26, 2001 during the construction of the Provencher Bridge. Lyle was working with his Dad when a tripod fell on him, killing him almost instantly.Lyle ‘s family has written a tribute to him. “With love, hope and joy, we remember Lyle, who at the young age of sixteen, tragically lost his life at the construction site of the Provencher Bridge in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lyle will always be loved, missed, remembered and treasured.”
The Lyle Thomas Memorial Park is beside the Human Rights Museum, just before you cross the Provencher Bridge. I have walked by the park countless times, but had never stopped to find out why it was there. I’m glad I finally did. I will think of Lyle every time I walk by the park now.