Neighbourhood saves Maple Crescent Park, for second time

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

The Maple Crescent Park Committee, also known as Save the Park, has once again kept Maple Crescent Park in business. In 1991, a similar committee raised funds to build the original park and the Town of Slave Lake donated the land. In 2009, a park survey earmarked the park to be decommissioned. A committee formed and raised $80,000 to rebuild this park and the nearby Kinettes Park. Work was finished in 2011.

This March or April community members read in The Leader that once again Maple Crescent Park was going to be put up for sale. They banded together and told the town they’d raise the funds and do the work to get the park back up to snuff.

On Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, around 15 to 20 people volunteered their time to remove the old sand and put new sand in. Some of these people were Byron Kashuba, Darwin Foraie, Bonnie Wolfram, Raven Murphy, Sheri Lumberding, Phil Curtis, Ambrose Jacobs, Joanne Bolton, Lynette Kashuba, Coral Kashuba, Brodie Underhill, Darrell and Joanne Walde, Roy Payne, and Ken O’How.

Local businesses also donated money, sand, equipment and other support. These are Terry’s Handyman Services, Spilaks Tank Truck Services, Nash Enterprises, Select Rentals, and Dog Island Trucking.

Donated skidsteer and volunteers removing old sand from Maple Crescent Park.
Volunteers cleaned up the sidewalk at Maple Crescent as part of a community initiative to save the park.

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