Parks minister Mark Docherty was at Moose Mountain Provincial Park Friday to officially open two recently-completed capital projects: the beach service centre and the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails.
The Government of Saskatchewan invested more than $700,000 in the new beach service centre. The recently completed beach service centre offers showers and accessible washroom facilities for beach users. It also features a small interpretive programming space so that staff are easily able to facilitate the many popular programs available at the park.
For the ATV trails, the Government of Saskatchewan contributed $125,000, which was matched by the National Trails Coalition, for a total investment of $250,000. Parks officials worked closely with the Saskatchewan All-Terrain Vehicle Association (SATVA) to enhance the trails at Moose Mountain Provincial Park.
The ATV trails are located in the back country of Moose Mountain, and they make use of some of the snowmobile trails. ATVs are only permitted on designated trails, so all ATV riders must trailer their unit to the trailhead and unload it there. Anyone who plans to make use of the ATV trails at Moose Mountain needs to stop by the park office before heading to the trails. At the park office, riders can pick up their no-charge permit and information package, which includes a map of the trails and details on rider responsibilities.
Earlier this summer, the government announced a project to upgrade the main sewage lift station at Moose Mountain Provincial Park. This project, which will begin later this fall, will see significant upgrades to the lift station’s pumping, ventilation, electrical and mechanical systems.
Docherty says the provincial government wants to ensure our visitors have a memorable and enjoyable experience in the park and that these amenities should help do that.