A new paved walking path is heading to the Town of Delisle, specifically in and around Harold Worth Park. As the area is receiving more and more foot traffic since the ball diamonds were put there in 2015, the need for a paved walking path became more of necessity. Delisle Recreation liaison Lori Neault said this has been an ongoing discussion.
“The paving path is part of an ongoing enhancement and development of the remaining acres within the 44-acre Harold Worth Park. It's something that's been looked at for a little bit. We decided that with the support and encouragement of our Town Council and Recreation board and our administrator that perhaps it was time to pave the path so we could use it year-round. We've been encouraged and supported by our Town Council and administrators to explore opportunities to further enhance and develop Harold Worth Park. Our big dream is that Harold Worth Park will eventually turn into a user friendly multi use recreation space, we're always looking at ways to improve the park.”
Neault then talked about when construction is set to begin on the new path.
“We're expecting construction to begin late July or early August once minor ball season is completed. We don’t want to interfere with the ball players and we don't want the ball players interfering with construction. We're just kind of waiting till the ball season is done,” Neault said.
They are always looking for more donations to help with the construction, as the grants they received from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, and the Town of Delisle (which totals $113, 886), only covers a portion of the funds needed, as Neault explains.
“I'd also like to take the opportunity to tell your audience about the monthly 50/50 draws we have started as a way to raise funds for the ongoing enhancements and development in Harold Worth Park. A lot of these grants we apply for require some sort of monetary contribution as an applicant, so anyone in Saskatchewan can purchase a 50/50 ticket online at the link on the top of our Delisle Recreation & Community Events Facebook page,” Neault added.
The Town of Delisle is also holding a grand opening of a new splash park later this month in Harold Worth Park, and it is open to the public according to Neault.
“I would really like to invite anyone in the area out to Harold Wirth Park at 10:00 AM on May 27th. We are having a grand opening celebration and barbecue for the activation of our Delisle Splash Park. Our Splash Park was a three-year project that we are wrapping up this year so, it's pretty exciting stuff out here in Delisle,” Neault said.
West Central Online will be attendance at the grand opening, and you can expect a full recap of the day’s events.