GREENWATER LAKE — Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is receiving close to $1 million in funding towards infrastructure as part of an investment of more than $2 million towards parks in the province’s central region.
Other provincial parks which will be receiving infrastructure funding include Blackstrap, Duck Mountain, Fort Carlton, Good Spirit Lake and Pike Lake. The funding was announced on Aug. 22.
The funding for Greenwater Lake will be put toward the completion of campground electrical system expansion and upgrades, completion of water system upgrades and replacement of the main sewage lift. These changes are expected to be ready before next year’s camping season.
It will also go to campground development with full service campsites, service centre replacement, electrical expansions, new playground equipment and major road upgrades. This is part of $21 million invested in central parks over the past five years.
According to Byron Davis, an executive director with the provincial parks ministry, this funding is important for the park to continue developing facilities.
“I think it’s important for a couple of reasons: renewal of existing infrastructure systems in parks is important because we have to have safe and reliable infrastructure systems for our visitors and facilities that are safe and reliable, but we also want to invest in some expansion of facilities to accommodate growth in the park system and to accommodate new park recreational activities for the park visitors.”
Over the last decade, the province has invested nearly $110 million in provincial parks.
“Saskatchewan’s provincial parks continue to be an important destination, attracting visitors and bringing economic benefits to the entire province,” wrote Nicole McLoughlin, a spokesperson with the parks ministry, in a media release announcing the funding.