High River - George Lane Memorial Park Re-Opens

George Lane Memorial Park Officially Reopens

HIGH RIVER, AB: The Town of High River is pleased to announce the reopening of George Lane Memorial Park this weekend. The opening of the park marks another milestone for High River’s recovery. Landscape restoration is substantially complete for the south portion of the park and the area is now open to the public.

"George Lane Memorial Park is a central hub for our town and it’s great to see it open again in time for all of the residents to enjoy this summer," said Mayor Snodgrass. "This has been a very successful project - it required a tremendous amount of work from K-Link, EXP, Estate Maintenance, Town & Country Fencing, Town staff and other suppliers and contractors, to have the park not only open but looking spectacular for all our important events this weekend," adds Snodgrass. "A big thank you to the Government of Alberta for funding the rebuilding of this vital community park," acknowledged Mayor Snodgrass.

Delivered on time and on budget, the general contractor for George Lane Memorial Park restoration was K-Link, a local company. "This very important project is one of the largest that K-Link has tackled and we are very proud to have been a part of it," said K-Link owner Kevin Brown. Restoration of the park involved many partners including Town staff, the Lion’s Club, K-link as the main contractor and EXP as the consultant on the project that helped plan, design and manage the project.

While the park is now open, please refrain from walking on seeded areas and parking on grassed areas as the grass needs time to fully establish. The park hours are from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. The campground area and areas adjacent to the dike will remain cordoned off while additional work continues. The campgrounds will not be ready for use until Spring of 2015.