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Sundre park named after generous family

Knott’s Glen Memorial Park honours land's former owners

SUNDRE - The new green space dedicated as a community memory park on a lot located east of Centre Street on the south side of 4th Avenue NE has officially been named Knott’s Glen Memorial Park in honour of the land’s former owners who decades ago donated the parcel back to the municipality.

Council approved the park development project last June and work began soon afterward.  

“Historically, this land was owned by the Knott family, who later donated the land to the Town of Sundre,” said Linda Nelson, chief administrative officer.

Last summer, the Sundre Palliative Care Association worked alongside community stakeholders to develop a proposed design for the memorial park, Nelson told council.  

“We’re very happy with the park and with the project,” she said. “Now that the park is substantially complete, the palliative care association and the community group have had discussions on naming the park."

“They did feel that it was appropriate to name the park in recognition of the previous owner who donated the park to Sundre’s residents.”

Council proceeded to carry a motion approving the park’s name.

Just prior to the vote passing unanimously, Coun. Charlene Preston asked if there were plans in motion to not only notify the relatives, but also perhaps arrange some kind of unveiling ceremony.

“That is a great suggestion, we could certainly look into that. I think it would be very appropriate,” Nelson said.  

Simon Ducatel

About the Author: Simon Ducatel

Simon Ducatel is the editor of the Sundre Round Up and a longtime columnist for other publications of Mountain View Publishing.
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