Provincial Parks, including Cypress Hills, part of capital upgrade program

Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty announced today that more than $2.3 million in capital upgrades will begin this summer at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Duck Mountain, The Battlefords and Lac La Ronge Provincial Parks.

“Upgrading and replacing services within our provincial parks continues to fulfill government’s commitment to provide an enjoyable camping experience,” Doherty said.  “These capital improvements are an investment in the future and add to our quality of life.”

Foundation and roof repairs to Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Stanley Mission in Lac La Ronge Provincial Park will start in mid-August.  The church was constructed in 1856 and is the oldest building in Saskatchewan.  It has been recognized both nationally and provincially as a historic site, so these structural repairs will ensure the building is preserved and enjoyed for years to come.  Advantage Roofing Ltd. will have the work completed this fall.

The bridge on Battle Creek Road in the west block of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park will be replaced.  It is the most direct connection between the Alberta and Saskatchewan sides of the interprovincial park.  The new bridge will ensure continued access along Battle Creek Road.  Carmacks Enterprises Ltd. will begin construction this fall and the bridge will be substantially complete by November 30, 2013.

Lesmeister Construction Ltd. of North Battleford, Saskatchewan will be building a replacement service centre at The Battlefords Provincial Park.  G. Hahn Contracting Ltd. will construct both the Ministik day use and the Birch Campground service centres at Duck Mountain Provincial Park.  The construction of these three new facilities will begin this summer with completion set for spring 2014.

Government continues to improve Saskatchewan’s provincial parks and in 2012 committed an additional $10 million over four years to supplement the previously-enhanced provincial parks capital budget.  Since 2008, government has invested almost $44 million to improve Saskatchewan’s provincial parks.

via SW Sask News – Prairie Post – Prairie Post http://www.prairiepost.com/news/sw-sask/item/4494-provincial-parks-including-cypress-hills-part-of-capital-upgrade-program.html

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