The Saskatchewan (Canada) government is investing over CA$13 million to improve provincial park facilities and infrastructure from 2022 to 2023.
“Our campers and day-users are always top of mind when it comes to investing in park facility, and infrastructure improvements,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said.
“Our government is committed to providing facilities that are safe, accessible, and well-maintained so visitors can enjoy their time spent in our parks with family and friends.”
According to a press release, alongside ongoing improvements to restrooms, docks, signs, and day-use facilities, projects that are scheduled to be completed in provincial parks during this fiscal year include:
New campground service centers at Saskatchewan Landing and Duck Mountain Provincial Parks;Electrical service improvements at Greenwater Lake and Moose Mountain Provincial Parks; Campground development and lagoon upgrades at Meadow Lake Provincial Park;Water system upgrades at Saskatchewan Landing and Moose Mountain Provincial Parks;Planned boat launch upgrades at Douglas Provincial Park; andMajor road improvements at The Battlefords Provincial Park.
A few of the major projects that were completed in the spring and summer are now available for park visitors to enjoy including:
Four new day-use pavilions at Echo Valley, Buffalo Pound, Blackstrap, and Pike Lake Provincial Parks, offering space for group or family gatherings and events such as weddings or market gardens. Located near urban centers, the pavilions are accessible to both day visitors and overnight campers;Redeveloped Pine Hill Campground at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park with 42 electric sites, 18 full-service sites, tent sites, and a service center;New Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park Visitor Reception Centre with a more central location and increased accessibility for visitors; andNew Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Visitor Centre will host interpretive programming and exhibits and will serve as a meeting space for visitors with the potential for a future coffee shop or cafe.
Through this year’s investment, a total of more than CA$174 million was allocated to provincial park improvements and upgrades since 2007.
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