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Wetaskiwin Lions Club aims to upgrade park

A Wetaskiwin-based organization is upgrading a park’s equipment in the city
A Wetaskiwin organization is upgrading the equipment of a park in the city.

A Wetaskiwin-based organization is lending a helping hand to upgrade a park in the city. 

The President of the Lions Club, Clifford Reed, said that refurbishing Ben George Park at 46 Street and 45 Avenue is in the early stages.

So far, the organization has only had one meeting with the city to discuss the project, Reed said.

“We are waiting for them to complete their assessment of the equipment, and then we will be able to move into the community assessment survey, which will give us an indication of what people in that area want to see in the park,” he said.

Reed stated that the park was built a while ago, and the equipment is showing its age now.

“As a club project, the Lions Club decided to raise funds to refurbish the park,” Reed elaborated.

The land for the park was donated by one of the members of the club, Ben George.

The club has helped other groups and Schools with funding to build or upgrade existing playgrounds over the past 65 years, such as the original Lynn Alta playground and park on 37 Avenue, Parkdale School playground, Norwood School playground, Sacred Heart playground, Chips indoor Play Group Gazebo and of course the playground at the Lions Campground.



Qiam Noori, Local Journalism Initiative

About the Author: Qiam Noori, Local Journalism Initiative

I am a reporter for Black Press Media based in central Alberta.
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