PENHOLD - The Town of Penhold is moving forward with a new recreational vehicle (RV) park.
The proposed project will cost about $1.1 million and the town is requesting to borrow $650,000 for the project that is to be built on recreational land around Penhold Regional Multiplex.
"We also have some provincial funds that will go into the RV park," said Mayor Dennis Cooper. "There will be 66 places to park RVs that will have full hook-ups so they will have power, water and sewer."
Penhold council recently passed first reading of a bylaw to borrow the funds. A public meeting is scheduled for March 27 at the multiplex.
The park will include picnic tables, fire pits and acres of recreational land.
"It's approximately 12 to 14 acres in size," said Cooper, noting the financial aspects of the RV Park.
"We're looking at a very conservative method for renting the park out so that we can make sure it won't be a burden on the taxpayer," he said. "Administration was asking for 10 years, we moved financing to 15 years (for that reason)."
Cooper said the RV Park will host local tournaments and other sporting events that will help support the park, as well as provide a central location for visitors to the region, including those from places such as Pine Lake and Sylvan Lake.
"As well, it's great for people who come and visit families here. When (people) come to visit they can set up camp and have a place to park their RV."
Construction on the park is expected to begin later this spring.
"The park is there to support families. A lot of people have RVs today and it gives them a place to gather," said Cooper. "It's going to support families and support our citizens."
Dennis Cooper, mayor
"A lot of people have RVs today and it gives them a place to gather. It's going to support families and support our citizens."