Saskatoon News January 2, 2014

Winter park hopeful in Saskatoon

Recently, the Optimist Club proposed an idea to city council involving the addition of a winter recreational area at Diefenbaker Park in the Exhibition area. The proposal is still in the early stages but would include a snowboarding park and tube hill.

The Club asked the city for a 99 year lease for the portion of the park to house their project. They are also looking for a major sponsor to fund the development.

If they can secure sponsors, the Optimist Club is hoping to have the park up and running by next winter.

Ever since Blackstrap Ski Hill closed near Dundurn, winter activities seem to have been forgotten around the city. There is so much to do in the summer down by the river, that I’m glad to hear that a winter park is in the works, especially since it seems to be a 6 month long season.

Just one more reason why Saskatoon is a great place to live.


Kari Calder

Saskatoon real estate agent

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