Preliminary work has begun on a major sports park in Sylvan Lake.
Last year, a local family donated 20 acres for the park and the town spent just over $1 million to buy another 54 acres from the family. The proposed site is just west of 60th Street on the west side of Sylvan Lake.
Four baseball diamond, two soccer fields, multi-use artificial turf field, cricket pitch,volleyball courts and cricket pitch will be built along with a basketball court that will become an outdoor ice rink in winter. The park will also have a fieldhouse,special events green space and a 25-stall RV camping site.
The new sports park will be known as Pogadl Park in recognition of the the land donation in the name of Ed and Glenda Pogadl.
Earier this week, Sylvan Lake town council approved a $9,834 contract with Red Deer’s Union Street Geotechnical to determine what site work will be needed to develop the park.
Town spokesperson Joanne Gaudet said the park is a long-term project. Council has put aside $270,000 in 2018 and 2019 and $1.27 million in 2020 for the project.