One of Saskatchewan’s most popular provincial parks is seeing benefits from the Government of Saskatchewan’s $2 billion stimulus funding, thanks to $10.7 million in new paving and road improvements at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park and the highways leading to it.
“Highways 322 and 220 are essential gateways to those traveling to Rowan’s Ravine and the surrounding area,” said Highways Minister Fred Bradshaw. “These improvements keep our roads safe so that families and visitors can enjoy their time in our parks.”
Work has been completed on Highway 322 from just north of the Glen Harbour access road to its junction with Highway 220, then on Highway 220 west to Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park. Numerous paving improvements have also been carried out inside the park, including paving of the Underwood campground loops, boat launch and day use parking lot.
“This was an incredible season for Saskatchewan’s parks as families got out and rediscovered our province’s natural beauty,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross. “I am grateful to Minister Bradshaw and the Highways Ministry for including park improvements in their work this summer.”
“COVID-19 has shown us that the best place to get away from it all is in our provincial parks,” said Last Mountain-Touchwood MLA Travis Keisig. “This infrastructure investment benefits all of Saskatchewan by getting people back to work and providing a better experience for all those who come and enjoy our parks.”