Investigate enhancing beach, take serious look at a splash park

Re: More important priorities than creation of man-made beach

Dear Editor,

Re: More important priorities than creation of man-made beach

In response to Dale Mannix’s letter commenting on his personal view of the value of exploring the possibility of a man-made beach, and his disgust at town money being used to enhance the existing beach at the pier … all I have to say is you need to get your head out of the “non-existent” sand and realize that the vast majority of residents see good value in having an enjoyable beach.

As to the possibility of a beach along the top of the retainer wall, I see this as being a “win-win”. At this stage it’s only an idea that needs to be investigated but deserves consideration. We may not be able to control lake levels but we can have a beach now and even when the lake levels decrease.

Further to Mr. Mannix’s editorial rant … yes, the lake shore may be significantly busier for the four main summer months, but it is far from an abandoned frozen place in the winter … in fact, we are truly becoming a town for all seasons and the possibilities for this area and the winter lake are endless.

Last time I checked, all parks, leisure areas and facilities cost money to maintain. Yes they still need lights and there is grass to cut! What a terrible waste to give taxpayers and visitors beautiful green spaces to enjoy … Really?!

After a while it becomes very easy to recognize the core message with the majority of these naysayers and it goes like this: “Anything that the town does that does not directly affect me personally or that I will not have use of is … A BIG WASTE OF TAXPAYERS (MY) MONEY!”

I’ve got a news flash for you … Sylvan Lake is home to thousands of other amazing residents and those in the anti-anything, especially change, camp need to get a grip on this.

NOW. Let’s take a serious look at having a Sylvan Lake Splash Park!

Dale Plante,

Sylvan Lake

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