News Release - September 21, 2000
IMPROVEMENTS AT CYPRESS HILLS PROVINCIAL PARK
Cypress Hills Provincial Park will be getting a new outdoor amphitheatre and
trail redevelopment through Centenary funding.
"Cypress Hills is a very popular destination park with a wealth of natural and
cultural features," Environment and Resource Management Minister Buckley
Belanger said. "Building an amphitheatre and redeveloping trails enhances the
quality of facilities, while providing opportunities for expanded public
interpretation and education to our park visitors."
The outdoor amphitheatre, which will be located near the campground entry
office, will allow staff to develop and deliver programs that entertain and
educate the visitors on park related topics. The outdoor setting places the
audience in the natural environment of the park where they can better
experience and relate to the program material.
The connector trail from the campgrounds to the park core area will be
redeveloped and modified for improved accessibility, including base
improvements and hard surfacing. Improvements will also be made to the
existing "Valley of the Windfalls" nature trail.
The money for these projects comes from the province's four-year, $120 million
Centenary Fund. Total cost of these projects, which are expected to be
completed by the spring of 2001, is $200,000.
This funding supplements current provincial parks infrastructure spending of
$2.5 million per year. The Centenary Fund was developed so important capital
projects can be completed as Saskatchewan approaches its centennial in 2005.
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For more information, contact:
Environment and Resource Management
Phone: (306) 787-2932