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Manitoba puts $1.1 million toward provincial park projects

DCN-JOC News Services
Manitoba puts $1.1 million toward provincial park projects

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is investing $1.1 million across its Provincial Parks Endowment Fund to support park enhancement projects across the province.

In total, the funding will support 64 improvement projects across Manitoba, including accessibility improvements at Birds Hill Provincial Park with construction of an accessible path to washrooms on West Beach and paving of the Bur Oak parking lot.

In Whiteshell Provincial Park accessibility projects include the addition of eight new accessible campsites along with upgrades to 17 existing accessible campsites and the installation of 10 new accessible button door openers on public buildings such as camp offices, washrooms and shower facilities. Three accessible campsites will also be added at Grand Beach Provincial Park.

Yurts will also be upgraded at locations including Asessippi, Camp Morton, Stephenfield and Spruce Woods provincial parks.

Improvements will also be undertaken at several boat launches in the northwest region, including Bakers Narrows, Clearwater Lake and Grass River.

A new amphitheatre will be built at Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park along with a viewing telescope and minor maintenance to a walkway through a marsh. Renovations will also be made to the Hecla Village fish museum.

The Provincial Parks Endowment Fund was launched in 2021 with an initial investment of $20 million and is expected to generate approximately $1 million per year to enhance visitor experiences at Manitoba’s provincial parks, the release said.

A complete list of 2022 Provincial Parks Endowment Fund projects is available at www.manitobaparks.com.

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