During the summer at peak times and days, the angled parking lot and the small parking additional parking area north of the playground are congested due to visitors utilizing one of the few public boat launches on Pigeon Lake. Image/ Metro Creative Connection.

During the summer at peak times and days, the angled parking lot and the small parking additional parking area north of the playground are congested due to visitors utilizing one of the few public boat launches on Pigeon Lake. Image/ Metro Creative Connection.

New parking lot to open in Mulhurst for the summer season

The paid parking lot will be able to accommodate 26 vehicles and trailers.

A group of Mulhurst Bay citizens collaborated with County of Wetaskiwin Administration in 2019 to create the Mulhurst Bay Revitalization Plan. The revitalization plan identified several initiatives to that would best meet the continually changing needs of the community.

A key component of the revitalization plan was the expansion of Mulhurst Bay’s existing parking lot.

During the summer at peak times and days, the angled parking lot and the small parking additional parking area north of the playground are congested due to visitors utilizing one of the few public boat launches on Pigeon Lake.

The County and Mulhurst Bay citizens recognize that this congestion is a major safety concern for the community and the pedestrian traffic in the area. In addition to safety concerns the current supply of parking does not meet the current parking needs.

This summer there will be a new parking lot available in Mulhurst Bay for vehicles with boat trailers. The new parking lot is located on 58 Avenue between 48 and 49 street in Mulhurst Bay.

The parking lot will also be paid parking with a cost of $20 per day. Patrons will be able to pay at a parking terminal via credit card.

The parking lot will be able to accommodate 26 vehicles and trailers. County Administration will be monitoring the parking occupancy throughout the summer of 2021 and will assess if the parking needs exceed the current design.

Because of the additional parking space, vehicles with boat trailers will no longer be able to angle park on 49 street. Angle parking on 49 street is now reserved for passenger vehicles only.



shaela.dansereau@pipestoneflyer.ca

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