Dog park plan for Pals Park

Written by Stu Salkeld

Castor town councillors heard a presentation from Olds College student McKenzie Van Hienen at their Nov. 8 regular meeting on a proposed plan to add more amenities to Pals Park, which is located in the vicinity of the hospital.

Van Hienen noted the plan calls for a gazebo, trees, a dog park, benches, trash cans and signs with rules displayed. Trees could include flowering and fruit trees, among others.

She added that she investigated the rules that other communities have in place for dog parks before drafting these. 

Lighting options were also included, with information still forthcoming from a company called SolarVision.

Robblee stated he worked with Van Hienen on a few drafts of the plan. 

“It’s really a solid plan now,” said the CAO.

The CAO also pointed out some of the property in that vicinity doesn’t belong to the town but rather belongs to AHS and the school, and this new plan would only propose new amenities on town property.

It was noted the plan will be included in upcoming budget deliberations.


Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

About the author

Stu Salkeld

Stu Salkeld, who has upwards of 28 years of experience in the Alberta community newspaper industry, is now covering councils and other news in the Stettler region and has experience working in the area as well.

He has joined the ECA Review as a Local Journalism Initiative Journalist.

Stu earned his two-year diploma in print journalism from SAIT in Calgary from 1993 to ’95 and was raised in Oyen, Alta., one of the communities within the ECA Review’s coverage area.