Sylvan Lake takes first step towards Pogadl Park

A planning meeting was recently held by Council and user groups

Sylvan Lake has made the first steps toward a new sports park for the town.

Town Council and staff recently met to begin the process of developing Pogadl Park.

Staff and Council began the process of July 11 when they hosted sports user groups during a design discussion.

“We’re excited to start collaborating with Sylvan Lakers – hearing their ideas, and learning about their priorities in terms of our community’s next major public recreational space,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre in a statement.

The next step in the process includes developing three park design concepts. The concepts will be based on the planning session and will look to the Town’s plans through existing documents such as the Recreation, Parks and Open Space Master Plan, Festival and Events Strategy, and Cultural Master Plan.

The Town says there will be more opportunity to provide input on the new parkin the “near future” and as plans progress.

“The more we work together, the better we can ensure our public spaces meets both our existing and future needs,” McIntyre said.

The land being used for the new sports park was donated by the Pogadl family in 2016. In the memory of Ed and Glenda Pogadl, the Town of Sylvan Lake is using their 20 acre donation to build what will eventually be an 80 acres sports park.

The park could see soccer fields, baseball diamonds, multi-use turf, volleyball counts, basketball surface, green space, and/ or even a cricket pitch, depending on the future designs.

The Town is expecting a finalized design for the park in September.

The Pogadl Park property sits on the south side of Sylvan Lake, west of 60 Street.

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