The provincial government is investing over $11 million in facility and infrastructure improvements in provincial parks. Parks Minister Gene Makowsky says, “In the North West region, improvements are being made will help ensure park safety, increase accessibility and convenience, while continuing to make our parks enjoyable places for families.” $3.6 million is dedicated to parks in the North West region.
Several upgrades are scheduled for completion at the Meadow Lake Provincial Park prior to the 2019 camping season, including:
• Two new service centres and major road improvements at Kimball Lake and Greig Lake campgrounds;
• Boat launch improvements and a parking lot expansion at the Greig Lake boat launch and roof repairs at the Greig Lake interpretive centre;
• Electrical upgrades and an expansion at the Murray Doell Campground; and
• Major upgrades to the wastewater system at Kimball Campground.
In addition, construction of a new water treatment plant at the Battlefords Provincial Park is scheduled for completion in 2019. A new digital messaging sign has also been installed in this area to communicate important information to park visitors.
The $3.6 million is in addition to over $6.7 million invested in parks in the North West over the past five years for improvements including:
• New and upgraded electric and full services campsites;
• Major road upgrades;
• Improvements to a parking lot and boat launches; and
• New service centres.