The month of June is Recreation and Parks Month in the City of North Battleford.
The proclamation was brought forward at Monday’s city council meeting and passed with a unanimous vote. Mayor Ryan Bater said it’s a province-wide initiative, and not something that just North Battleford is doing.
“It’s simply to recognize the important quality of life and economic benefits of having parks and recreation facilities in the community," Bater said. "We’re very proud of the facilities we have, the services that are available and as a city we service the region in providing that recreation infrastructure and services."
The list is long when it comes to recreation facilities around the area, and includes the Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre, NationsWEST Field House, Northland Power Curling Rink, and the Dekker Centre.
“We’ve made major decisions over the years to ensure that we not only have access to facilities, but that they’re top-notch and maintained well," Bater said. "That goes from everything from our parks to our outdoor trails, to large facilities.”
The City of North Battleford prides itself on being a desirable destination all year long, Bater said.
“We’re a four-season destination for people,” Bater said. “We have the province's greatest ski hill, a provincial park near us that people enjoy in the summertime. When it comes to recreation we punch above our weight here, and it’s become part of the fabric of living here.”
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