In fall 2020, Lacombe City Council was tasked with assigning provincial funding provided through Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP) to City capital projects ready to implement.
One of the projects chosen to go ahead with the COVID-19 related funding was the creation of a second recreation area for the City of Lacombe, east of Highway 2A.
The Eastside Recreation Area (ESRA), the project’s “working title,” includes access amenities for a second stocked fish pond and an expansive new off-leash dog park. The City is contributing over 25 acres of land and will split the park into two separately fenced zones – one for the fishing pond and the other for the off-leash area.
The Lacombe Fish and Game Association, who helped initiate the project, will develop the pond similar to the Len Thompson Pond. City administration has begun to map out essential amenities for the off-leash area, such as fencing, parking, natural paths, and benches for short and long walks for dogs and owners.
The City is also inviting the public through a survey to help guide what else it can include within the dog park. Enhanced features such as potable water and a small dog area may be possible. Enthusiastic dog owners and Lacombe businesses may also wish to support features with volunteer work and sponsorships.
Be sure to watch the City of Lacombe’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feed for links to the survey.
Thank you for supporting the City of Lacombe create a sustainable, signature outdoor amenity for our community.