Road and utility work is again underway at the south end of Festival Park. In order to construct the new roads and parking lot, the current park access will be closed starting June 15, with detours in place to provide continued access.
Pedestrian access to the park is on a temporary gravel pathway, on the west side of 51 Street (blue dots on attached sketch), while vehicle access is on 52 Street, and through the Cadet building parking lot (shown in black). Parking for large vehicles (RVs and buses) has been added to the west side of the existing parking lot, to the east of the cadet building.
The detours will be in place until the end of September. Please use caution, pay attention to signs, and reduce your speed in this area.
The new Legion Street access to the park will connect the park with the downtown business core, provide additional parking areas to reduce congestion, and ensure park users can continue with safe and enjoyable recreational experiences.
There will be a park and ride shuttle service available on June 16 (4 – 11pm) and 17 (2 – 11pm) for Party In The Park goers, leaving either from Whitecourt Twin Arenas, or the gravel lot at the corner of 49 Avenue and Dahl Drive.
For more information, please contact:
Tara Gallant, Legislative Manager
Town of Whitecourt