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Cypress County celebrates new playground in Sandy Point Park

Posted on August 31, 2023 by Ryan Dahlman

By Anna Smith
Commentator/Courier
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Residents flocked to the scenic campground on August 23 to see the ribbon-cutting of the brand new playground equipment.

Visitors enjoyed the view of the iconic striped hills, the South Saskatchewan River, and of course, free hot dogs as part of a celebratory barbeque.

This playground has been a long time coming, said councillor Michelle McKenzie, and was funded via the Community Aggregate Payment Levy program. 

Residents can look forward to their young ones enjoying the new equipment for years to come, giving the children something to do and perhaps drawing some of the chaos up and away from the campsites themselves, remarked one visitor who had come for the ceremony.

For much of Cypress County, Elkwater is the bigger, more well-known option for campers. 

But for residents of Burstall, Hilda, and other small communities and rural homes along the Saskatchewan border, they’re proud to call Sandy Point Park their hidden gem.

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