New park space downtown

There’s a new place to relax or picnic in the heart of Sylvan Lake’s downtown.

There’s a new place to relax or picnic in the heart of Sylvan Lake’s downtown.

The town has leased the former hotel site at the southeast corner of 50th Street and Lakeshore Drive and opened it for public use.

Councillors approved the lease agreement following an in camera session at their meeting June 25.

The “$1 agreement”, said Betty Osmond, the town’s chief administrative officer, sees the town taking care of the property.

A door has been installed in the fence along 50th Street and the property is also accessible from the back lane.

Flowers, benches, picnic tables and garbage receptacles have been installed to make the property more usable.

Osmond said signs have been ordered and will be installed shortly encouraging use of the park.