Spray Park to be situated in Leader Field

Leader Field will be home to the Sylvan Lake Spray Park upon its completion after the proposed location

Leader Field will be home to the Sylvan Lake Spray Park upon its completion after the proposed location was given town council’s approval Monday night.

The location was chosen out of several others proposed, Four Seasons Park, Ryders Ridge, Beacon Hill and Crestview among them.

Adequate parking, good access to trails, proximity to a residential area and the opportunity to use an on-site tournament house for parties and programming were all factors in council’s decision to name Leader Field as the Spray Park’s future home.

The site’s proximity to the high-traffic Memorial Trail and soccer fields were the only points listed as cons in a presentation of proposed locations.

The selection arrived following meetings between the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Recreation, Parks and Culture department and the Spray Park Committee.

Sites with easy access to services, at least ten parking stalls and that didn’t require land purchases were considered, and ten feasible locations were discussed. Those locations were then narrowed down to three — Leader Field, Four Seasons Park and the vacant lot beside Servus Credit Union — before the final recommendation was made.

Administration will now work with the Spray Park Committee on the design phase of the project.