Hawrelak beach idea goes back to the planners

Council voted Tuesday to send the Hawrelak Park beach idea back to administration, effectively postponing any construction for at least a year.

Mayor Stephen Mandel asked city staff to develop cost estimates for a wading pool near the playground at Hawrelak, after a city committed voted down the original location beside the lake.

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Province says ‘no’ to dredging sand in Sylvan Lake

The province has thrown cold water on any plan to dredge up a new beach in Sylvan Lake, saying it would not be allowed.

However, sun and sand lovers will have another option as town council intends to go ahead with a $25,000 plan to create a new beach in an open area at the southeast corner of the pier.

About 15 to 20 cm of sand will be laid down to create the artificial beach, which will be ready for this swimming season.

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Council committee nixes Hawrelak Park lakeside beach option

EDMONTON – Up to 14 countries would be eliminated from the Heritage Days Festival if the city’s beach proposal went through, organizers warned city councillors Tuesday.

The warning worked. The committee promptly pulled the plug on the lakeside option, and council will now consider a water feature beside the playground instead.

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