The park we managed last year was chosen as "Park of the Year"!
We actually found out a few months ago that our park won , but wanted to wait until it was official.
The Park of the Year Award is to acknowledge a Regional Park who stands out from the rest by providing outstanding facilities and services to the public.
It certainly gives us some satisfaction knowing that our hard work was part of the process.
It's going to be difficult to for us to win this year though. Cabri Regional Park won this award in 2006, and given that there are over 75 parks in the system, we can imagine that they wouldn't choose the same park twice in such a short recent history.
We're giving it a good try though!
Actually, I think we might make a better candidate for "Park on the Move". This park hadn't received much tender loving care in the last few years, and with our investment in a new playground structure and some other ideas that we have yet to put into place, it may take us a couple of years of efforts to win Park of the Year. But we are certainly a Park on the Move!
We haven't shown you many pictures around the park lately, but yesterday was a busy day and so I went around and took some photos of what the park looks like when it's full.
Busy Saturday at our small beach.
And a shortage of parking. This park is popular with recreational boaters, so there are lots of boats and boat trailers.
Looking back at the day use area.
Every RV site is taken.
The section on the left is fairly new. We want to get some trees planted there.
Slept like a rock last night. Good thing, after the lack of sleep the night before! We had some welcome rains show up as well, it's been around three weeks without any rain. It started around 10:00pm with a good soaking, and then it rained again at some point overnight because our deck was totally wet when we woke up. Nice. It was getting pretty dry and dusty.
I'm really having fun with this Amazon.com thing. Apparently you are too because our readers have now orders 46 products through our links. Thanks everyone! Each morning, we can see a list of what products were ordered the day before. Obviously we don't see who ordered them. But it's interesting to see what people are buying. Some of the stuff people buy is pretty funny. Check this one out...
Who thinks up this stuff? Hey, at least it would be a lot more fun than a fly swatter!