REGINA — Construction has started on an accessible day-use pavilion at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park in southeast Saskatchewan.
Regina-based Westridge Construction Ltd. began work on the pavilion Oct. 6 and it is anticipated to open to the public spring 2024.
“The infrastructure investment at Rowan’s Ravine is one of the many upgrades we’re making to our provincial parks to build new amenities and enhance existing spaces. This new pavilion will offer a barrier-free, accessible protected area that park visitors can use for family picnics and large group gatherings. It will be a beautiful building and a great addition to the park,” said provincial Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross in a statement.
The pavilion is based on a single triangular design meant to replicate a leaf. It includes a large wood firepit, food preparation area, barbecue and serving table, a release said.
In 2022, Blackstrap, Buffalo Pound, Echo Valley and Pike Lake Provincial Parks received similar day-use pavilions, and the provincial government is investing $14 million in provincial park facility and infrastructure improvements in 2023-24.