SERENE SCENE - A formal proposal from the Town of Sylvan Lake has been submitted to the Province of Alberta for the divestiture of Sylvan Lake Provincial Park.

Province seeks input as part of provincial park takeover

Alberta Environment and Parks have responded to the Town of Sylvan Lake’s request that Sylvan Lake Provincial Park be transferred.

Alberta Environment and Parks have responded to the Town of Sylvan Lake’s request that Sylvan Lake Provincial Park be transferred to, and be under of the control of the municipality.

Part of the process to transfer the provincial park to Town control is a 60-day consultation period, where the Province of Alberta invites any Albertan to have their say at The Town of Sylvan Lake is encouraging Sylvan Lakers to take part in this process and voice their thoughts on the Town’s proposal to purchase the lakefront property.

“The past two years have seen increased discussions and interest in transitioning the land from the Sylvan Lake Provincial Park to a municipal park,” a statement on the Town’s facebook page said. “The Town is proceeding with plans to request to the Province of Alberta the divestiture of the Sylvan Lake Provincial Park to the Town of Sylvan Lake. That the Province provide a total funding allocation to the Town of Sylvan Lake in the amount of $1.96 million, is included in the request.”

With this request, the Town looks to expand on a recreational plan that was started with the creation of the Rotary Lighthouse Park.

“Through the acquisition of the provincial park, the Town of Sylvan Lake will further diversify the economy in an area already proven strong- tourism,” the Town’s facebook page stated. “By increasing resident/visitor access to the lake for recreational purposes, and to create opportunities to better manage park visitor experience. We’re basically trying to create a complete, integrated plan for the entire waterfront area, with the goal of ensuring quality public access to the lakefront.”

The Town added they have already had the maintenance contract for this land for the past four years.

“The Town has also held the maintenance contract for the Sylvan Lake Provincial Park for the past four years, providing a level of service that exceeds the requirements within the contract,” the Town’s facebook page said. “We hope to improve this further.”

If you would like to have your thoughts heard, please log on to


Just Posted

Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop introduces new approach

Alberta beef industry is one of the most sustainable industries in the province

Council reallocates funds to purchase portable amphitheatre

$100,000 entrusted from Heart of Town Association will be used for the purchase

Fentanyl information session gives parents a new perspective

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools partnered with RCMP and Turning Point

The Little Mermaid comes to Sylvan

The Ecole Mother Teresa Performing Arts Department performed the musical

Multi-sport event approved for August-long weekend

Multi-Sport at the Lake will include a triathlon to be held on Aug. 4

WATCH: Record number of nominees for Women of Excellence

Various Central Alberta women recognized for their different contributions

Canadian Paralympic team picked up record 28 medals

The 55 athletes strong had set a cautious goal of 17 medals for PyeongChang

Canadian comic Mike MacDonald dies at 63

Ottawa-born comedian had performed on David Letterman

Young Jersey cow takes Saturday night walk through Ponoka

Ponoka residents help police locate runaway bovine, which was safely collected.

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

PHOTOS: Team Tanner takes in northern lights in Yellowknife

The aurora borealis and storm hunters photograph Yellowknife’s picturesque night skies

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

UPDATED: ‘New wave’ of anti-pipeline protests return to Trans Mountain facility

About 100 demonstrators with Protect the Inlet marched to the Burnaby terminal Saturday

Most Read