Wassasi Park Revitalization Initiative

Jan 21, 2022 | Announcement

CRDAC Leadership is looking for your input on the revitalization of Wassasi Park.

As part of the Wassasi Park Revitalization Initiative, the CRDAC Leadership is looking for community input on its first drawing/concept of the day-use park.

About the Park

Wassasi (Small Bayside) Park and Christina Lake is culturally integral to Conklin and also the single point of access to the treasured lake for our community and residents. Given the significant importance of this area and with little to no maintenance, the CRDAC pursued the recreational lease and requested that the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo transfer the lease. Historically and through a series of Community Betterment Sessions, the community of Conklin has identified the revitalization of Wassasi Park as a priority.

The Revitalization

The intention is to revitalize this space for the community of Conklin including a rehabilitated road leading into an enjoyable park and recreational space with parking, picnic areas, non-permanent docking/launch area for non-motorized vessels, nature paths, public washrooms, and benches.

Our goal is to make this space accessible and functional in all seasons. A space where we can bring our families together and reconnect to our Métis roots.

Community Engagement

The CRDAC Leadership is seeking your valuable input on the above drawing/sketch. As we continue do the work for the rehabilitation of the road, the design of the park will need to be completed.

Please submit your input directly to info@crdac.ca no later than Friday, February 11, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. MT.